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Rebooting America

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Gordon Brown Answers Questions on YouTube

by: Matt Rhodes

A few weeks ago, I posted about a social media initiative from Downing Street: Ask the PM. The idea is great - anybody can video themselves asking a question, post it on YouTube for others to comment on and vote for. And then the most popular questions are answered by Gordon Brown and posted online.

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Mobilizing Generation 2.0

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Let Them Eat Cake

by: Alain Thys

With all the attention going to the Obama-Clinton competition, one would almost forget that Russia is having its own style of election fever. Marina Natanova (thx !) just sent me this image which I think wins the award for most unusual political advertising ever.

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World Trend Map 2008

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Neuromarketing and Election 2008

by: Roger Dooley

Neuromarketing technology is relatively new on the scene, and has been
employed primarily by deep-pockets corporate customers. Application to
politics has been mostly general and academic; my 2006 piece, The Neuroscience of Political Marketing,
discussed research by Emory’s Drew Westen that showed that committed
party voters did not process information in a rational or analytical

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Political Neuromarketing

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Venezuelan protests: blurring the line between 'real' and 'virtual'

by: Dominic Basulto

The ongoing story about "virtual demonstrations" in Second Life by Venezuelan dissidents illustrates the various ways that our collective notions of "real life" and "virtual life" are blurring together. rring together.

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'Averages’ are misleading and dangerous

by: Dick Stroud

The French have just had their presidential election that was won by Sarkozy by a 53% share of the votes. Sarkozy is a man of the ‘right’ - the loser, Ségolène Royal, is of the ‘left’ - if such political descriptors have any meaning.

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Is There a Green Business Bubble?

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