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Hillary Clinton: interactivity or falseness? « Previous | |Next »
September 9, 2007

ln the context of declining public interest in politics, the increasing use of the internet and the interactive conversations on the political blogs in Australia, Margaret Simons argues in favour of

a big difference between blogs found in the wild and those that have been captured by the mainstream. When the mainstream’s prestige is threatened, the bloggers they have hired will get censored, and this is the case whether they are light hearted spoofs or attempts at serious commentary and analysis. The mainstream media can afford to imitate the bloggers only to a point.That means, of course, that independent blogs will continue to exist and prosper in all their batty variety. This will be a very mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless.

It is increasingly accepted in Australia that the best bloggers often provide more in depth comment and analysis than the mainstream media, and that they also exert new accountability on the media. There things currently stand in Australia, with little by way of exploration of the interactivity dimension that is in formation.

Is Hilary Clinton is shifting this familiar ground with her video conversations with America? Below is the second in the series that begins with health care:

The first in the series and the third in the series.

Is this kind of political conversation breaking new ground? Can you imagine a senior politician discussing issues with bloggers in Australia about how to change Australia? Or is it clever marketing, one more technique in an advanced political strategy.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:24 PM | | Comments (1)


She speaks in a way that is easy to understand and looks like she beleives in what she is saying and has the answers.

It is very unlikely that any of the other candidates will surpass her beleivability.

Looks a one horse race to me.