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Oct 29, 2007

2007: The (second) last TV election

The next time someone says we’re experiencing Australia’s "first Internet election" or our "first YouTube election", slap them. Slap them very hard, writes Stilgherrian.

The next time someone says we’re experiencing Australia’s “first internet election” or our “first YouTube election”, slap them. Slap them very hard.

Our politicians only see the internet and the emerging social media as a different kind of TV. YouTube is a place to post commercials, MySpace and Facebook for media releases. Their use of social media is so clueless that geeks attending PodCamp in Perth this Saturday were laughing.

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