TechCrunch reports that MySpace will be holding the first presidential primary on Jan 1-2, 2008. In Michael’s post and in its comments, there are a number of contentions and concerns about this announcement, including:
- It’s a publicity stunt
- It will really influence real world primaries
- It won’t really influence real world primaries
- “This is pure crap that will be spun as voter base support for a candidate.”
- The primary would be better conducted through Facebook, which would minimize duplicate/puppet accounts as well as tie “voters” to US residency
Personally, I like the Facebook suggestion (Michael’s idea), and not just because I’m a member of Facebook.