Friday, 9 January 2009

Ah for blogs sake!

Politicians in Northern Ireland are taking on board the lesson of Barack Obama in terms of grass roots campaigning in cyberspace.

The blogosphere is now choc-a-bloc with Northern Ireland politicians launching blogs. Renowned political blogs Slugger O’Toole (Mick Fealty) and The Devenport Diaries (BBC’s Mark Devenport) this week noted the entry into the blogosphere of Gerry Adams.

Also notable are Sammy Wilson’s Youtube diaries, which come alongside Dathai McKay’s request for the Assembly proceedings to go on to Youtube.

As if this wasn’t enough, we caution you when joining the social network site Facebook. Do not add a politician or a political party member as a ‘friend’. You will, very shortly find every politician in Northern Ireland adding you to their friend list. Of course, for political anoraks out there this may just be what you are waiting for!

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