Monday, August 31, 2009
Westminter Hour Debate on Internet Politics
Last night I took part in a seven minute long discussion on the Westminster Hour with Alex Smith of LabourList about internet strategies in the runup to the election. A main point I made towards the end of the debate was that email is far more important than blogs, Twitter and Facebook in a party's internet strategy. If I were a parliamentary candidate now, yes I would use all aspects of the new media in my campaign, but I would spend as much time as possible garnering constituents' email addresses and communicating with them regularly via that means rather than thinking that twittering or blogging was the be all and end all.