Canvassing has long been a part of the political process. But now mobile and social networking technologies are reconfiguring what people mean when they use the word "neighborhood." Mobile apps with integrated voter registration rolls make it possible to collect and react to voter sentiment instantly. And a new Facebook tool makes it easier to evangelize for your candidate like never before. 10.) New Yorkers Struggle With Limited Transit Options â€” New Yorkers were ready to get back to work on Thursday, but the region's transportation system wasn't ready to handle all of them. At bus and subway stops there were long lines and frustration, while drivers had their own long waits for the city's bridges and tunnels.