Article: Leveraging Social Media and Web 2.0 for political action against Sarah Palin.
Posted October 2nd, 2008 by palinspin
Palinspin.com is a digg styled social news website launched to expose all of the dirt on Sarah Palin and support the campaign of Barack Obama. Palinspin shares up to the minute news on all the scandals, lies, humor, rumors, incompetence and deceptions of Sarah Palin. In the style of digg, stumbleupon, propeller and Yahoo Buzz, Palinspin allows users to vote on what are the most relevant news stories for that day and allows them to submit great content they find elsewhere on the web. The main emphasis of the site is spreading information about how unfit Sarah Palin is for office as quickly as possible. To aid interaction, the site includes social networking features so that users can add friends, discuss issue on forums and interact with other site users. We call it “Social Media for Change” leveraging social news and networking web 2.0 technologies to aid grassroots connections. The site is developing into the premier place on the web to find all of the dirt on Sarah Palin.
With our Economy tumbling and Wallstreet on the brink of more disaster, the time for change is now! The genesis of Palinspin.com is a reaction to the McCain campaign’s continued example of politics, cynicism and ego over the needs of the American people. McCain, and now Palin, have decided to treat the American people with a level of cynicism and distrust that has not been experienced anytime in recent history. The choice of Sarah Palin and the constant stream of untruths and incompetence that stream out of the McCain campaign have prompted the need to develop a resource that can quickly inform the masses of the perils of selecting the McCain Palin duo as our next leaders. McCain states it is about judgement, but he gives example after example of poor judgement such as his response to the Financial Bailout and selecting Palin. With them in office we can expect more of the same along the path of ruining the legacy of America and our standing on the World stage.
Palinspin.com is about the people. It is about getting people informed and sharing information quickly. The site mixes both the comedic and the serious. On Palinspin.com, users can quickly gauge the pulse of the news about Sarah Palin and can enter the fray by submitting cool news stories, sharing stories through the sites forwarding features and can even digg, propeller, yahoo buzz or stumble the site’s content. Ultimately, the site strives to get the dirt out on Sarah Palin to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
Sarah Palin has been quoted in the press saying that she does not follow what the media and bloggers are saying about her. Well, we just made her job a whole lot easier. Now, she can get the whole scoop in one place at Palinspin.com, the broadcast point of all the Sarah Palin dirt. With the sites “social media” and “tell a friend” features, no one should be uninformed about the dangers of Sarah Palin.