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Fine Gael’s New Website – thanks to the BBC (And Twitter!)

April 16th, 2009 · 17 Comments · Uncategorized

So a little bird tells me the new FG website is up. Not officially like but it’s up.

I have to tell someone so I told Twitter.

Twitter tells me it’s not what it might seem in space of minutes.

Read Steph for the full technical details on the rip off!

(Irish Twitterers Rock)

Update – Enda Kenny emailed website subscribers tonight

Having an online presence is now fundamental to success in Irish politics and as the country enters into election season Fine Gael is going live tomorrow (Friday) with its new internally designed and created website.

The new website has many characteristics, including FG TV, that make it more useful and more user-friendly:

·       New fresh, up to date design

·       All information compressed into one portal page for ease of access

·       Visitors can customise the page layout and give preference to their subjects of interest

·       FG TV allows for:
·       Live broadcast facilities
·       Direct interaction with the public
·       Live streaming of events
·       Video on demand
·       Viewing interviews
·       Review on location reports
·       Public opinion to be heard on Vox-pops

·       There is a Search facility for each section allowing for more accurate search results

·       All technologies are in-house including the design and creation of the website

·       All third party services are provided by Ireland based companies

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny stated: “Fine Gael is a party with a vision for the future and part of realising that vision is to interact constantly with the public, our members and the media. Our new website will I believe, prove to be an invaluable online tool in enhancing that direct contact which I believe is essential to political success.?

I think it was written in a hurry! ‘Ireland based?’  Irish based maybe? The technical quizzing continues at Steph‘s. And someone’s telling me the bits in the code ala the BBC were removed this afternoon.

Update 2: Latest thoughts on this story can be found here.

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