Governance as Social Networking

Written by Terry Flew on May 1, 2009

Lee Rainie from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on the Internet and news, politics, governance and citizenship.

Governing as social networking

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2008: Highlights and Lowlights

Written by Terry Flew on December 31, 2008

Everyone is doing one of these, so I thought I would contribute my list of the highs and lows of 2008.Highlights of 2008

1. Barack Obama’s US presidential election victory

After the campaign, the actual Presidency is bound to disappoint. It would have been pleasing to see Francis the Talking Mule take over as a Democratic Party president after eight years of the Bush administration, but Obama’s campaign brought so many things together so seamlessly. Tapping into the ‘Netroots’ movement, the use

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Obama campaign and social media

Written by Terry Flew on November 30, 2008

Information from the Politics Online site about how the Barack Obama presidential campaign made use of social media to build its victorious momentum:

The Washington Post reports that in his 21 months of campaigning, Obama raised half a billion online. Equally impressive is Obama’s online popularity within social networking sites.

Here is a breakdown of Obama’s online operations stats:

3 million donors made a total of 6.5 million donations online adding up to more than $500 million.
Of those 6.5 million donations, 6 million

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