10 October 2007 | Team Tamar

The Tories are winning the (web 2.0) elections…

The guys over at Tech Digest have written a brilliant piece about the ways in which the three main political parties in the UK are using the web, including blogs, social networks and official websites. I won’t try to summarise it as it’s a very comprehensive review – needless to say I was quite relieved that Gordon Brown is too busy running the country to set up his own Facebook profile, and the whole debate seems very appropriate after David Cameron’s comments at last week’s conference ("David Cameron Facebook Groups"). All in all a brilliant story – don’t take my word for it, go and read it!

In other Facebook news, the social network recently changed the criteria for running a poll on the site. Now, unless you are a member of a college/school or work network, you can only ask 100 people maximum. Luckily we were able to get a Tamar network set up on the site, but I can’t help wondering why they made this change when the feature was such a great selling-point for the site before.

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