CHICAGO–The 2008 White House campaign is the first to be run in what internet chronicler Micah Sifry calls the “Connected Age.”
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is making extensive use of social networking tools in his campaign, which has a “new media” department based at the Chicago headquarters. The Obama campaign is also encouraging netroot activists to rally support for Obama and organize on their own.
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this from Micah Sifry…
I dug into the story behind yesterday’s collapse in Obama’s MySpace numbers; it’s a kind of cautionary tale for the Connected Age, and also suggests the Obama campaign is more traditional top-down control-oriented than the press they’ve been getting for all their online social networking. Details here: