The Role of Web2.0 in Obama's Victory
This is my site Written by Alora on November 11, 2008 – 7:05 pm

I could go on (and on and on and on) about Obama’s victory — about the fact that this type of thing is precisely what kept me in politics for so long, about the fact that this was the most exciting election of our lifetime, about the fact that he’s got a huge undertaking in front of him, about how much I detested the McCain/Palin ticket (and everything they stood for) — but I won’t. Instead, I will limit my commentary to posting these two video from the Web2.0 conference, which was in San Francisco right after the election.

John Heilemann (New York Magazine), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), Gavin Newsom (City and County of San Francisco), Joe Trippi (Trippi and Associates)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBeePcCOBQM&hl=en&fs=1]

And Al Gore on the election and his new venture, Current.com
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hI5t3Uwfkk&hl=en&fs=1]

Their points, of course, at that Web2.0 has fundamentally changed the nature of the political process in the US, and not just for fundraising, but also for activism and mobilization. Of course, there are some business (like Convio and Piryx here in Austin) that are actually making a business of this, but for those of us who have made a career of technology and who love politics, this is the holiest of holy marriages.

And one we’ve been awaiting since we watched Bush steal the White House in 2000.

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