Online Use Next 5 Years Ages 3-11 = 61% increase
2008 Online Voter Activity 59% Took part in some sort of campaign activity 55% Searched for election information 44% Sent or received campaign related emails 39% Watched online political video 37% Visited politically oriented websites or blogs
Party Website More Passive Personal Website Email (newsletter) Web-based campaigning Web-based discussion forum Email (correspondence) Texting Blog Social Networking Instant Messaging More Proactive
"In this Internet era, it's not enough to run a campaign; you need to lead a movement. That's what Obama did. If you look at their site, their online videos, their online ads, everything they did, it wasn't about 'me, myself and I.' It was about 'we' and 'us.‘“ Mindy Finn, Republican political operative.
Amplify the voices Receive real time knowledge that is actionable "live connections” Geo-location, location, location Twitter applications Mashups
Don't be surprised if a canvasser knocks on your door in 2012 and, glancing at his iPhone, says, "Ms. Smith, thanks for your $50 donation four years ago--and for attending the Joneses' party on the environment. Care to call voters in Ohio to help reelect President Obama? Oh, and your neighbor Mrs. Jensen couldn't get to the polls in 2008. Think you could give her a lift on Election Day?“ MIT Technology Review
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