Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Post election thoughts:

It's November 5th. I'm sure a day of recovery from politics, especially for those that feverishly worked their precincts and counties leading up to last night's historic election. To witness an entire country so immersed in the political process was exciting. What I took away from this election was not only the passion amongst us for our candidates, but the use of the Internet in communicating this passion, as well as up to the minute news, pictures, video, even world wide reaction. Social Media played a much bigger role in this process than many anticipated. The Web 2.0 effort was a big reason for the record voter turnout. I applaud this effort! Numerous references to networks like Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, Twitter, Plurk, and the "Bloggersphere" occurred during the national media coverage of this election. Even the candidates felt it necessary in having a "2.0" presence. With this newly found voice will come what I hope is further involvement in how our country is governed and how policies are implemented and how change does indeed occur. Let's build on this platform, and passion, and continue to push for and demand change.

As a side note, thank you for reading my first blog entry. I hope as you venture upon these thoughts you will feel free to add yours as well. I open the floor for questions, suggestions, critique, etc... it's much appreciated! -es

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