:: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 ::

Politics and the Web.

The Scotsman - Politics - Labour bid to copy US internet campaign crashes This Scotsman article rubbishes the idea that British political parties can use the internet as effectively as the Howard Dean campaign did in the US. There are clearly differences between the UK and the US - the US is a bigger country so using services like meet-up makes more sense. There is also wider internet usage. But there are also similarities and the trend towards using the web to organise will not be reversed. The web is used more by the young than by those over the age of 30. So that is one reason why the Dean campaign and the anti-war movement was able to use the web more successfully than Blairs Labour Party. Still if it puts off the day that Tony Blair has a blog, then maybe it's not all bad.

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