Take down those stupid Facebook photos if you want to work for Barack Obama

Written by Terry Flew on November 17, 2008

From Personal Democracy Forum:

Uh-oh. The day has finally arrived, when future White House employees must ask themselves, “Is that Facebook wall post still up where I ______?” “Did X tag me in that photo on Flickr, or will people not recognize me?” The possibilities are endless, and frankly, absurd.

But, as the New York Times reported this morning, the incoming Obama Administration is asking applicants such questions as “if you have ever sent an electronic communication, including but limited to an

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Satire and the ’08 Campaign

Written by Terry Flew on November 5, 2008

Delighted to see Barack Obama win the US Presidential election. This is an election campaign that will be studied at a lot of levels for a long time. In fact, Barack Obama fought two tough campaigns, with the Democratic Party nomination against the wily and well-organised Clintons preceding the Presidential battle. At a first pinch, some of the lessons I would take form it for any future political campaigns are:

The use of the Internet and particularly Web 2.0 technologies;
The opportunity

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Indiana call centre workers refuse to read McCain campaign messages

Written by Terry Flew on October 28, 2008

Reported at Talking Points Memo. Call centre workers striking in the current U.S. economic climate, with no protection of their jobs. Some people are willing to fight. Particularly interesting that this is in Indiana, which has become a swing state for the first time since 1964.

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking ObamaBy Greg Sargent – October 27, 2008, 5:18PM

Some three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked

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