Thursday, February 12, 2009

eObama - Campaign 2008

Repost. 021209

This is a good resource of articles about Barrack Obama and his run for president, with an emphasis on Internet.

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics
Learning from the Obama Campaign: Essential Reading

We will be discussing in talk back and forums.


Destroyed Satellite's high speed debris worries scientists...

1. We have no idea what to expect in such a disaster. Nothing.
2. The debris is traveling at 660 ft per sec.
3. This could set off a chain reaction of events that puts the Space Station and other satellites in trouble.

Will their be interplanetary cooperation? NASA's debris experts are working on the situation now with Russian counterparts.


Why Newspapers don't matter anymore...

blogging: notes

Discussing the prediction of the end of the print Newspaper in its current form, paper and ink. (Suburban local's and large city dailies will go first.)

Counter control:
Harness the full effect of the local blogging / digital journalism interactive model. Devise relationships and aggregation ideas.
1. Identify the most influential journalists and bloggers, SN sites,and Brick and Mortar "Business case" examples.
2. Understand local business culture / history and established / current climate.
3. Spend money to help (exponentially) build internal / external infrastructure.

** Suburban and local newspapers will continue to collapse under the reality that online information is available to "suburban" citizens that can pay for Internet connections. These newspapers must go online now ...

** Newspapers and printed materials such as magazines will become rare in the next 5-10 years and impossible to find in 15-25, except in certain places and at certain times ...