My friend Action Bob was trying to tell me that he didn’t think Obama’s campaign had enough understanding of emerging media to address the wired world we live in. Of course, I vehemently disagreed with him – citing everything from Obama’s very interactive, social web-focused website, to his campaign’s savvy use of the Internet to organize volunteers and fundraisers, to the simple fact that his kids are young and growing up with the Web at their fingertips.
And there’s also the fact that Obama supporters really get the power of the Web… inside and out. An example? This crazy new Digg-like site . It’s a place where Obama supporters can post ideas for the campaign and others can rank the posts up or down. There’s already some smart stuff posted - I'm impressed. I’d suggest a new name for the site though – OhBoyObama doesn't even make any sense. I’d call it Diggbama.
I’m also wondering if the creators of the site have relinquished full control to the users, or if they’re moderating the posts as they go up. Because, in light of recent “jokes”, I could see a few conservatives posting some vile mess. But I’m sure that kind of nonsense would get voted down…
...Ahh, the beauty of the social web.
Politico's Ben Smith: Campaign by Digg