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FCW Insider: The Twitter Presidential Debate


I mentioned Twitter yesterday, but now, there is going to be something like a presidential debate over Twitter.

This from TechPresident.com:

We're pleased to announce a first for the Internet Election of 2008: Starting tonight, a designated representative of both of the major presidential campaigns are going to participate in a free-wheeling debate on technology and government, moderated by Time magazine blogger Ana Marie Cox and channeled via Twitter.


The McCain campaign will be represented by Liz Mair, the online communications director of the Republican National Committee. The Obama campaign will be represented by Mike Nelson, a professor at Georgetown University who served in the Clinton White House under Vice President Gore on tech policy issues. He is an outside advisor to Obama’s campaign on issues of technology, media and telecommunications.


As I mentioned yesterday, I'm a Twitter newbie. I know the mantra is you don't want to do technology for technologies sake. I actually think that is only half right. Many of these new collaborative tools are inexpensive and easy to use, and if you aren't trying them -- even in your own life -- then you're being left behind. But that's for a later post.


More on Twitter later too. But, as I mentioned yesterday, the good folks who create the Plain English Guides have an excellent description of Twitter here, in video form... and you can follow me at twitter.com/cdorobek.



Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Jun 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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