Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Click Around

In this video Virginia Democrat Charlie Diradour argues that the sight of his opponent, incumbent Republican Eric Cantor, Twittering during President Obama's speech on healthcare serves as a "metaphor for what's wrong with politics today." In announcing his bid for Virginia's 7th Congressional District, Diradour's ad features a number of screen shots from Cantor's Twitter feed along with familiar attacks on "ideology" favored by both parties. It is interesting that Diradour seems to oppose bad interactivity with calculating communication on a Blackberry, the privileged ubiquitous computing device of the political elite, with good interactivity that involves less motivated uses of computing technology in which a visitor simply comes to his website and is invited to "click around."

Thanks to Virginian Siva Vaidhyanathan for the link.

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