This election was pretty interesting, especially in the use of social media/web 2.0. I think one of the coolest things about what has happened over the past few years is the web has brought us closer to the action – inviting us to participate more. Some would argue that social media has caused us to be isolated behind a 15 inch screen, I disagree. Not being a big political person – I’ve been drawn into the discussion and actually look forward to conversing and learning more and more – because I’ve been invited to be a part of the discussion; I almost feel like I’ve been given a ‘behind the scenes’ pass to what’s happened over the past few months.
- I followed both Obama and McCain on twitter
- I shared my voting experience with twitter vote report
- I participated in online questionnaires
- I read tons of your blogs
- We had some healthy discussions here
The point is I participated more than I ever have before in this conversation. And it wasn’t just within my little circle of influence in a little city in southern California.
Yesterday I just happened to go check out Obama’s site and I found another great example of how the web is drawing us closer and inviting us to participate more. This is a slideshow of some photos of the Obama camp in their waiting room during the election process. When was the last time you saw pictures like that? Check em out: