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A Whole New Ball Game: 2008 is Record Setting Election According to New Pew Study

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, June 15 2008

Not only is turnout at record levels in primaries across the country, but the role the internet is playing in the election is setting records that bury previous high marks. According to the Pew Internet & American ... Read More

OMG! WARNING: Over the top, offensive humor!

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, May 11 2008

There seems to be no limit to the power of the people to use the internet to express themselves politically, artistically, ... you name it. Continuing in my emerging pattern of video show-n-tell, check out Hillary's ... Read More

One More Time; But This Time Bang Your Head!

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, April 24 2008

Without further ado, I want to share with you the satire of the satire... It's Raining McCain - Slayer Style! In the immortal words of Stan Lee, "'nuff said." Read More

MTV News Still on the Edge of Political News

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, April 22 2008

Think MTV's Street Team '08 once again puts MTV News at the leading edge of election news coverage. I have long been a fan of MTV News and its coverage of electoral politics. Back in the early '90's, while I was ... Read More

Poof! Gone.

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, April 10 2008

Now you see it, now you don't. I tried to show my Internet Advocacy Communication class the new McCain Girls video this evening. We have been following their adventures as we study YouTube's impact on the election, and ... Read More

Creepy... I'm Sorry, But it's Just Creepy

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Wednesday, April 9 2008

I just watched the new McCain girls video, "Here Comes McCain Again" and I am totally creeped out. Aside from the fact that they have butchered one of my favorite songs, the goth motif is really spooky. And the scene ... Read More

Is It Hip? Of Presidential Candidates and Rock'n'Roll

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, March 28 2008

Weighing in at not quite 2 tons of fun, the McCain Girls are tearing up the YouTube charts and shattering a whole lot of eardrums. Are they hip? Do they make John McCain hip? The jury is still out on that. And while the ... Read More

Security Breach Found and Fixed in PA Online Voter Registration Service

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, March 18 2008

Pennsylvania Voter Services just fixed a serious security breach in their online voter registration process. As recently as 5:00 pm this afternoon, anyone downloading a blank voter registration card was provided a URL ... Read More

"Social Networking and the Presidential Campaigns" at the Politics Online Conference

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, February 22 2008

For those of you attending (or thinking of attending) the upcoming Politics Online Conference, consider attending a panel I have assembled: Social Networking/Media Strategy of the Presidential Campaigns. While it may be ... Read More

The Rationality Gap: Campaigns Way Behind the Online Advertising Curve

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, February 5 2008

The big news in this campaign cycle is that online ads by the campaigns are expected to hit $20 million. Woo hoo. That is a lot of money, isn't it? Well, actually, it is not. Read More