Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Tech in Politics - Where is it Going?

is saying all the things I've been saying for some time. The social networks are only as important insofar as they WORK. For that to happehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifn, you need 2 types:
  1. The technology innovators - those who create the tools, and
  2. The technology power users, for lack of a better word. Those who aren't just passive users, following the crowd, but those who can see the tool, and understand the power of it for a particular purpose. In the new campaigns, they are known as the OPOs - the Online Political Operatives.

This all came up on the Twitter site, #DiggCons. As I have recently traded in my phone for a Blackberry, I can see where this would be useful. I'm not totally sure that the site will do all that I want, but I'm willing to give it a try. I've decided to think of it as a newsreader on steroids - one that will bump up stories that I want to follow.

1 comment:

Ted said...

Challenge, can anyone prove this wrong?:–

1. Constitution Article II requires USA President to be “natural born citizen”.

2. BHO’s website admits his dad was Kenyan/British, not American, citizen when BHO was born.

3. BHO is therefore not a “natural born citizen” (irrespective of Hawaiian birth or whether he may be a 14th Amendment “citizen” of USA) — as confirmed in the Senate’s own McCain qualification resolution agreed to by BHO.

4. Supreme Court has already docketed two upcoming conferences, 1/9/09 and 1/16/09 — between dates Congress counts electoral votes (1/8/09) and Presidential inauguration (1/20/09) — to address Berg Case and fashion relief on BHO’s eligibility to be President.

5. Since no facts are in dispute, Supreme Court rules on Summary Judgment to enjoin BHO’s inauguration as President.

6. Therefore, BHO is not inaugurated as President.

7. Vice President Elect Biden is inaugurated Acting President under the 20th Amendment to serve until new President is determined — the procedure for which determination to be set out by Congress and/or the Supreme Court so long as in conformance with the Constitution.