Fred Thompson’s 2.0 Platform
So Fred Thompson, the actor turned politician, announced his (skillfully delayed) campaign for the GOP nomination for President on Jay Leno’s TV show. No, wait, he didn’t. He announced it on his Web site Tuesday, before he went on Leno.
Set aside the whole political thing for now; the election is months away. But let’s take a look at Thompson’s Web site and see to what extent this late-to-the-game candidate is taking advantage of all the toys in 2.0town.
- Fred widgets: check
- Corresponding social networking sites on Flickr, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter: Check. Check. Check. Check.
- Low-hanging viral distribution tools (tell a friend, write a letter, call talk radio, etc.): Check
- Link to off-site action–register to vote: Check
- Photo gallery whose speed is user controllable from 1 to 10 seconds per image, with mouseover thumbnails: Check
- Fred blog, network of blogs, self-interested blogroll, tag cloud, most-commented mashup, and two RSS feeds: Check
- Fredcast audio and video: Check
- Four-screen tiny-type manifesto about Federalism digested into 2:00 video!: Check
And they say Republicans don’t “get” the Web.
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