April 10th, 2007
- I just caught Susan Finkelpearl cheating on us with Democracy in Action! Moreover, she’s brazenly flaunting her Tips (for Sprucing up Your Website), and in public, too!
- Does User-Generated Content Work for Political Campaigns? Todd Zeigler takes a gentle sip of the Kool-Aid: “It seems to me that truly allowing your supporters to carry your message for you will ultimately result in more supporters, more donations and ultimately better online results”
- More Second Life marketing skepticism. Wagner James Au says, “To play in Second Life, corporations must first come to a humbling realization: in the context of the fantastic, their brands as they exist in the real world are boring, banal, and unimaginative.” Sounds like a Friday night in Georgetown to me. (A Bivings Report find).
- Blog P.I. tweaks his Magnum moustache saucily before looking at which candidates are buying Google ads on their own names AND those of their rivals (sneaky — me likee).
- A look at two niches in the blog-o-rama — an Analysis of Black Bloggers in the Blogosphere and Feminist Blogs: Activism, Journalism, or Masochism (I’m voting for the latter, as always). Via F-email Fightback.
- A YouTube for conservatives. Wonkette wishes them well: “Good luck, guys! We bet Michelle Malkin would make you a video of her pretending to personally kill every single Arab and Mexican! She could wear like a KKK robe over her bikini or whatever.”
- Also in Wonkette, a lesson in why some people should avoid technology, as the Prez tries to blow up a hydrogen-powered car (oh, the humanity).
- More niches, bitches: A socnet for political junkies, launched by Campaigns and Elections magazine (Via David All).
- News from the Edwards campaign: John Edwards Debuts Saturday Podcasts (my mom will have to learn to use mp3s), and also modifies online fundraising practice to be nicer to folks who are sending supportive messages to his wife.
- Tips on tools: Seth Godin says, campaigns need to beware the too-frequent mass email, and Solidariti talks about interactive maps made easier.
- MySpace Plans Virtual Presidential Primary. My man Monty should be a shoe-in.