As we’ve tracked the U.S. elections since 2006, we’ve seen the rise of each new digital platform, from bloggers getting credentials to online fundraising to live-tweets and Facebooking to YouTube gaffes. It’s safe to say that the entire political process — and the resulting coverage — at conventions has changed from a carefully choreographed TV special to a carefully choreographed TV special that is torn to shreds by observers on social media in real time. While broadcast TV is cutting down convention coverage, that leaves digital platforms to go all-in. We’ll be on the scene with the latest from both conventions so bookmark this page to follow along the next few weeks.

Let us know in comments what more you’d like to learn as “Conventions Go Digital.”

Series Posts

Mediatwits #55: Twitter, Facebook Rule at DNC; Amazon’s Big Week hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, with guests Adam Sharp from Twitter and Adam Connor from Facebook

Social Media Makes Old-School Political Conventions New Again by Ari Melber

Photo Essay: Independent Media Flexes Muscles at DNC by Kris Krug

Infographics: The Daily Social Media Buzz at the DNC by Kathleen Hessert

How Much Will Social Media Really Affect the U.S. Election? by Frank Strong

Why Fact-Checking Has Taken Root in This Year’s Election by Ari Melber

4 Tech Social Innovations at the RNC — And One Clever Tweet by Mark Drapeau

Mediatwits #54: GOP Convention Gets Social; + hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali

Infographics: Daily Social Media Buzz at the RNC by Kathleen Hessert

Best Online Resources for Following the GOP, Democratic Conventions by Jenny Xie

A Bold Experiment: Sending Citizen Reporters to Cover National Conventions by Evelyn Messinger

Coming Soon

> Mediatwits podcast, co-hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, with reports from the conventions

> Reports from the Democratic Convention from Ari Melber

Previous Elections Coverage

2010 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

> Live 2010 Election Day Chat on Social Media, Politics moderated by Mark Glaser

> Special Series: PoliticalShift 2010 by various authors

> GOP Beating Democrats with Social Media for Mid-Term Elections by Anthony Calabrese

> How Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing Elections, Transparency by Steven Davy

2008 U.S. Presidential Elections

> Live Election Day Chat with Special Guests moderated by Mark Glaser

> Inside the Newshour’s Multi-Platform Election Night Bedlam by Dave Gustafson

> Citizens, Media Use Social Media to Monitor Election by Simon Owens

> 2008 Candidates Jump Online with Early Blog Ads by Mark Glaser

> How Important is Digital Media in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign? by Mark Glaser

2006 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

> Live-Blogging the U.S. Mid-Term Elections by Mark Glaser

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian and fiancee Renee. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+