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Ge2010

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