Taking a HEEEEEYYYYAAAAARGH from Howard Dean, the Barack Obamaniacs have woven themselves a tapestry of MyBarackObama microsites to motivate, connect, and empower a formidable cluster of web-savvy politiques.
While every viable candidate in the slim pickin pile is using blogs, Flickr, and YouTube to some degree, Obama’s advisors force the question: can they harness enough online energy to offset the disadvantage of a political underdog (whoever that may be)? Will online word-of-mouth supplant the legacy of ever-mounting political contributions?
Regardless of political leanings, it’s worth investigating the emergence of online social networking as the new political networking.
It’s too early yet to get my vote, but they’ve definitely earned a link.