Is this an Internet election?
I am not sure … yes there is a huge amount of blogging, social networking and tweeting from all corners of the political diaspora but it was a good old fashioned television event that has truly galvanised the politically aware public.
I must admit reading and posting tweets is most enjoyable – but in the sort of way that it feels a bit like evesdropping on other peoples conversations or gossiping in the office kitchen.
The more advanced website are making good use of Web 2.0 technoigy (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/default.stm ) for a great example but will this affect the ‘X’s on the ballot – well lets see what happens on May 7th.
Of course the real thing may be something like this: