Quick Hits goes local!
- Candidates go online for young voters. Staten Island Advance looks at candidate MySpace profiles in races in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Social networking, den of sin and lair of iniquity: the article notes that “a number of profiles on Fossella’s list are laced with profanity or feature scantily clad men and women” despite the fact that this particular candidate has supported requiring MySpace-blocking software for schools and libraries in the past.
- Creating a forum for ideas. Ventura County (CA) Star is setting up a local blogging network to supplement its existing discussion forums and reader comments. Another publication that understands how to use social media to build and keep an audience.
- ‘Bloggers’ are modern pamphleteers. A look at Louisiana political bloggers from the Baton Rouge Advocate. The steady expansion of the blogosphere into local and regional politics is a trend to watch.