Google will be pampering bloggers and tutoring US policy makers at Democratic and Republican national conventions as Internet culture flexes growing political muscle.
The Internet giant is joining news-ranking website Digg and blogger groups to set up a “Big Tent” for media and delegates at the Democratic convention next week in the US state of Colorado.
The 743-square-meter (8,000-square-foot) center will feature a public area with kiosks for uploading videos to Google-owned YouTube and demonstrations of services offered by the Mountain View, California, firm.
“This new politics is disruptive, upsetting old arrangements and displacing people invested in the old ways,” Simon Rosenberg, president of progressive think tank NDN wrote in a forward to the book “Crashing The Gate.”
“It is literally crashing the gate of the old system … and to that I say, ‘Amen.’”
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Attention Denver bound passengers: "Google courts bloggers-politicos at US presidential conventions"
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