To help us all stay on top of the developments in the Internet campaign ’08, TechPresident.com debuted this week. Part of the Personal Democracy Forum, TechPresident.com describes itself as a 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.
With a battery of bloggers monitoring the candidates’ Internet moves, you won’t miss a stepâ€”or misstepâ€”of any of the candidates. They’ve already begun monitoring everything from candidates’ announcement videos online status to the number of friends each candidate has on his/her MySpace profile. The contributors include former Internet campaign advisors to publishers to vloggers. A quick glance at their credentials seems to indicate that it’s a reasonably balanced lot, politically speaking.
TechPresident.com says it’s ready to offer
- A daily digest of fresh news clips, blog posts and campaign initiatives
- Live from-the-campaign-trail photo feeds created by voters
- Campaign website reviews
- Links to campaign ads and websites (official and unofficial)
- Charts showing who’s winning the most friends on MySpace and Facebook
- Detailed tracking of incoming blog links showing who’s hot and why [to come]
- Up-down voting on each candidate [to come]
- A searchable repository of emails from each campaign [to come]
I know what you’re wondering: if the presidential election in 2008 were decided instead by a popularity contest on MySpace today, who would win? The answer should be obvious: Barack Obama. (Same goes for messages on the candidate’s Facebook wall.)
(via the AMA’s Marketing News Blog)