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Battersea Election Candidates on the Internet

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  • 1. Battersea Election Candidates and the Internet Dave Cross dave@dave.org.uk @davorg
  • 2. Welcome to Battersea
  • 3. Martin Linton MP Labour
  • 4. Majority 163
  • 5. After four recounts
  • 6. Seven candidates this time
  • 7. Martin Linton (Lab) Jane Ellison (Con) Layla Moran (LD) Guy Evans (Green) Christopher MacDonald (UKIP) Hugh Salmon (Ind) Tom Fox (Ind)
  • 8. Plenty of activity
  • 9. How to keep up?
  • 10. Aggregate web feeds from all candidates
  • 11. Only four candidates publish feeds
  • 12. Emailed other candidates
  • 13. One reply
  • 14. 1/ Too busy 2/ Too hard 3/ Unimportant
  • 15. “I don't really know what I'm doing”
  • 16. “Computers scare me a bit”
  • 17. How well do politicians understand the technology?
  • 18. Feeds not exactly busy anyway
  • 19. With the exception of one candidate
  • 20. Twitter Usage By Day 25 20 15 martinlinton Tweets laylamoran salmon4batterc battersea4brit 10 5 0 4/7/2010 4/9/2010 4/11/2010 4/13/2010 4/15/2010 4/17/2010 4/19/2010 4/21/2010 4/23/2010 4/25/2010 4/27/2010 4/6/2010 4/8/2010 4/10/2010 4/12/2010 4/14/2010 4/16/2010 4/18/2010 4/20/2010 4/22/2010 4/24/2010 4/26/2010 4/28/2010 Date
  • 21. Some vague conclusions
  • 22. This isn't the internet election we were promised
  • 23. Candidates still unsure about the internet
  • 24. Unclear about the benefits
  • 25. Parties need to invest more resources into digital campaigning
  • 26. It's the future
  • 27. Just not this time
  • 28. More Information • ● http://ge2010.battersea-mp.org.uk ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2009/04/overcomplicatin g-matters.html ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2010/04/general- election-in-battersea.html ● http://blog.dave.org.uk/2010/04/modern- campaigning.html

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