Every US Presidential election over the last 8 years (so two Bush victories and fingers crossed for a Democratic shift) has led to some innovative uses of the web for political organizing and campaigning. Those activities south of the border ultimately impact how many of our non-profit and political clients use the web in the years to come. This time out is certainly no exception, and the Obama campaign has been doing an impressive job throughout the Primaries and now through the election campaign, with both the official Obama website and other affiliated online campaigning ventures.
The folks at Common Craft have put together a little web video explaining just what the heck Twitter is. I was at a conference last week and in a room full of three hundred attendees one of the speakers asked who in the audience was familiar with various Social Networking tools and Twitter was definitely the lowest one on the radar of people in the room.
I have come across so much great content around the web this week that I can't resist sharing some of the highlights:
Please forgive the somewhat meta-title and topic of this post. I mean really, writing my first post on our new Raised Eyebrow blog about blogging. Isn't that just a little bit too self-involved? Perhaps, but I was sparked to write it by a question that came to me by email this morning from a friend. Specifically, she asked: