Maman Poulet | Clucking away crookedly through media, politics and life

Votetube with whiskers

March 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Blogging, Irish Blog Awards, Irish Media, Irish Politics, irishblogcon, irishelection2007, Social Media

Late last year Simon McGarr launched a competition and a website called Votetube. Lots of us think it is a great idea. Some of us had organised a conference on politics and blogging the election and there was talk about the impact of uploading videos and elections.. Some politicians take to blogging and videocasting on their blogs. Ah there may well be something in this…

Mary Harney sits behind a desk and tells us all we can’t really see how good the health service really is as we keep being told how bad it is. Lots of comments of her video style ensue elsewhere.

But then this week the use of You Tube and video uploading/social media as a response in Irish politics really arrived. Shame about the beard but I am wondering who will be next in political thicko’s line of sight.

Simon, you were right, never doubted ye but wondered how long we’d have to wait for it to kick off. So how’s about
getting the camcorders out for the general election campaign and telling the story as it would be terrible if this was a false start!

(*Apologies for not embedding the videos in this post – I can’t figure it out like many other things to do with wordpress. In fact I hereby offer dinner to a patient genius who will sort out my blog for me and make it work the way it should.)



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