Behind the Scenes

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:

2 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes

  1. Chris Stout

    Still scary man. One thing I’ve learned over my years of service, never ever trust the media. Unfortunately, social media can somehow feed on the misgivings of the regular media. It’s a lot more fun though.

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