Sachi and I have an ongoing discussion that I want to share with you, dear reader, because I want to hear your feedback. When I was a consultant, people would ask me what subjects are appropriate for a blog. Inevitably I would say that it should reflect the person behind the blog and what is important to them. It should be multi-faceted and provide personality along with on-topic content. I would also say that context matters - company blogs deserve special care, for instance. So here I... Continue Reading
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As the US presidential election heats up, I've been more and more interested in how the candidates are shaping up, particularly on the web.Â One of my daily newsletters, Tech President (blog), has recently become something I look forward to each day.Â It's by the Personal Democracy Forum and focuses on, you guessed it, how technology is changing politics (or not). It's fascinating to see how things are playing out. For instance, think it's so interesting that the Democrats jumped into the... Continue Reading
John McCain's campaign recently created a MySpace page and made a few mistakes along the way. They used Mike Davidson's (the co-founder of Newsvine) design template (without credit) and even images from Mike's server. When Mike discovered this, he switched out an image as a prank. Hilarious.
I'm posting this because of the sign-of-the-times appeal. Today Howard Dean used his "Blog for America" to announce that he is running for the Chairmanship of the Democratic Nat'l Committee. What, no press release? No news conference? I'm sure those may follow, but as usual-- the blog world knows first.
I've found David Weinberger's recent posts from the Politics Online Conference really interesting. All day today he's been feverishly blogging the various goings on, including presentations from Ken Mehlman of the Bush campaign, Joe Trippi and lots of others. I think it provides an interesting snapshot of how the world of poilitics views the Web, weblogs, online communities and all. David's snarky comments are funny too. For what it's worth, RSS is the *only* reason I can keep up with... Continue Reading
The cyberbrains behind Howard Dean |CNET.com This interview describes some of the goals and tactics in using the Internet for the Dean campaign. Some of the commenters in a previous post made the assumption that the campaign is all about weblogs. I think this interview shows a side of the campaign that's much more about using the Internet to get people out of their homes and interacting with one another face-to-face via resources like MeetUp.com. Is using the Internet for organizing and... Continue Reading
Now thatâ€™s 2004 Iâ€™ll go ahead and do my part in predicting what weâ€™ll see in the year ahead. The predictions below are completely unscientific and highly biasedâ€¦ Weblogs will continue to grow in visibility (I know- no duh). But I think that weâ€™ll see even more mainstream coverage- the Weblog phenomenon will grace the cover of a news magazine like Time or Newsweek- possibly based on the success of the Dean campaign. This increase in visibility will cause many non-high-tech... Continue Reading
I will not delve into the politics of the upcoming 2004 election here, but I will say this: We are going to see weblogs and online discussion become a part of the process on a large scale and the candidate who leverages technology most effectively may reap the biggest rewards. Howard Dean has an official weblog that is part of his DeanforAmerica.com website. It's interesting to me to see a politician use a blog a part of his official website, right along with Pressroom, Biography, etc. He... Continue Reading