A new blog was launched yesterday called techPresident. As one might guess from the name, the blog is dedicated to analyzing how 2008 Presidential hopefuls are using the web within their campaigns. Here’s a summary of their mission:
The 2008 election will be the first where the Internet will play a central role, not only in terms of how the campaigns use technology, but also in how voter-generated content affects its course. TechPresident.com plans to track all these changes in real-time, covering everything from campaign websites, online advertising and email lists to the postings on YouTube and who’s got the fastest growing group of friends on Facebook.
Our team of bloggers is made of veterans of the 2004 and 2006 elections, ranging across the political spectrum. Their expertise covers everything from website design to the latest in mobile tools and social networking sites. And we’ll look closely not just at what the campaigns are or are not doing, but what voters and activists are doing online to independently affect the election.
Some political analysts have recently declared that the candidate with the most “friends” on MySpace will win the election hands-down. If that’s the case, check out techPresident and you’ll see that Obama & Friends are headed to the White House by an enormous margin.