Monday, May 7, 2007

How Many Friends Does Obama Have (on MySpace?)

Well, ENW sends me an interesting link this morning to techPresident, "a new group blog that covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the web, and vice versa, how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign."

So now we get a running commentary on the collision course of two of America's most narcissistic, frustrating, and illogical social phenomena: presidential politics and social media. Grrreat.

Actually, in addition to the somewhat funny, though certainly not irrelevant features you can find on techPresident, like the monthly change in MySpace friends of leading candidates (Clinton up 38%, Obama down 66%) and the Flickr ticker of candidate photostreams, there is quite a good bit of interesting commentary and anecdotes on how campaigns are using social media, to good effect and, well, less good. Worth a look.

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