In continuing with my earlier post about presidential elections venturing into the world of Web 2.0, I’d like to share with you an article I found yesterday.
News Corp.’s MySpace has announced plans to hold a mock presidential election for the millions of MySpace users residing in the U.S.
Results from the vote, to be held on Jan. 1-2, will be posted on the company’s Impact channel, which currently features links to profiles of 13 presidential hopefuls….
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It’s exciting to see how politicians seem to be embracing this new method of communicating with voters — specifically, the younger voters. Their platform-video clips, photos sets, “demand it” widgets, and YouTube channels are reaching out to a group of voters that has not been given enough attention and information to until now. I highly suspect (hope) that as a result, we’ll see a larger group of young people during the next election who are educated on the issues and who are casting their vote based on information and not on fear.