It amazes me to see how quickly politicians adapt new technology into their campaigns. I was a little apprehensive when I first noticed the trend a few years ago but since then it's kind of grown on me. It shows me that they are able to keep up to date in a rapidly changing world.
While browsing through Senate candidate Sherrod Brown's site today I came across an impressive list of blog resources that showed this trend was rapidly growing along with the whole "Web 2.0" movement. Among the sites mentioned and services offered were:
- Buckeye State Blog
- Google Blog Search
- Numerous RSS Feeds
- Smugmug (pictures with a Creative Commons copyright)
If I wanted to I could be Ted Strickland's friend on Myspace or have his blog posts show up on my Livejournal friends page. I could even buy Ted Strickland tea bags from his online store. The Democratic Party also has a Flickr group. Ted Stevens must be having a fit about all this stuff blocking his "Internets" (everyone else calls them emails) from going through the tubes on time.