A Web 2.0 campaign.
It’s really out of control. All the candidates interested in appealing to younger, hipper voters have begun using Web 2.0 technology to reach the masses.
John Edwards is doing it with Twitter.
Twitter — in case you don’t know — is a relatively new Web service that’s like a huge chat room. You enter your comment about what you’re doing at that very moment and it appears in a public timeline, which is automatically refreshed every 2 minutes. The result: an almost live list of what twitterers all over the world are doing.
John Edwards has a twitter account, and although he doesn’t bore us with regular reports of what he’s eating and thinking and watching on television every five minutes (like many other twitters do), it isn’t exactly interesting reading. (Actually, none of it is.) But he’s got over 1,000 “friends” on Twitter who watch his twitting — is that the right word? — and they might just vote for him.
Any thoughts on Twitter? I’d like to read them. Use the comments link.
I’d also like to read opinions about other political candidates and their Web 2.0 efforts.
And if you’d like to read the drivel I’m adding to Twitter, you can find it here.