Obama won, and the whole world and its grandma are blogging about it. I thought i would join in.
The victory, not only an exciting, life changing, history-in-the-making change for the world but also for the Web (at least in my eyes).
Obama’s victory is the best case study for any online campaign. Before I get cursed for crediting Obama’s victory down to strategy and not his policies I just want to clear up that I am not claiming this at all. I just want to talk about the Web’s involvement and how interested and excited I am that tools such as Twitter are not only becoming household names but they are being used in various capacities.
I’m also excited that two years ago I wrote my dissertation questioning the likelihood of Digital Natives using the Web as a place for Political discourse instead of a place just to talk and extend their social lives with potential narcissistic effects. (Which many people often claim Facebook, Myspace and blogging are) So two years on and I ‘m loving that the Web really has been used to enable political discourse to dramatic effect.