Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Social Media: Changing the Game of Politics

Had a great time doing a podcast at the request of the Alberta Liberals on social media and how it is changing politics.  Here is the link to the podcast.  Give it  listen and let me know what you think about how social media can - and is - changing politics. 

My sense is the impact is already dramatic.  Just look at the Obama campaign.  Also, we have just seen the tip of the iceberg  The conventional old-school political ships-of-state command-and-control types will either hit the iceberg or they will sink even before they get there.  If they sink beforehand it will be cause of they have not repaired their communications and political culture fast enough to adapt to the new world disorder on the Internet.

I have done a major piece for The Edmontonian on the reluctance of government and business to embrace social media.  It will be in the February edition coming out soon.