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September 11, 2003 9:26 PM   Subscribe

DeanLink is a new service from the Dean Campaign. Dean + Friendster = DeanLink. The tech savvy presidential campaign strikes again. What's next? DeanTorrent? Where do you think all this technology will go after the campaign is over?
posted by cjoh (10 comments total)

 
I'll be running the country from my trusty MT install in the West Wing. Duh!
posted by filchyboy at 9:32 PM on September 11, 2003


Mmm...looking pretty white up in here...
posted by nobody_knose at 9:42 PM on September 11, 2003


Anagrammatically, Dean is one letter short of Nader. But I'll bet everybody already knew that..
posted by wendell at 10:05 PM on September 11, 2003


Dean + Friendster = DeanLink

Dean + MetaFilter = DeanFilter

Math is Fun!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:14 PM on September 11, 2003


Somebody really likes Howard Dean.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 5:35 AM on September 12, 2003


Where do you think all this technology will go after the campaign is over?

Back to Vermont.

Sorry, someone had to say it. :-)
posted by rusty at 6:53 AM on September 12, 2003


[Disclosure: Yes, I've commented on Dean myself in the past.]

In all fairness, most of the Dean-related posts have been pretty interesting, and have definitely highlighted some new use of technologies within the political context.

We have a blogging, Internet-driven, organic political campaign that just added a Friendster-like service. That's pretty interesting to me, and especially interesting in the context of MetaFilter.

Some of what we're seeing is the next iteration of the infrastructure demonstrated during the prewar Moveon/ANSWER protests. This is new stuff, and it's a very good demonstration of some of the realworld revolutions possible via the Internet.

Let's cut the poster some slack here.
posted by VulcanMike at 7:59 AM on September 12, 2003


Is it impossible to accept that sometimes political shit is just interesting? I'm not likely to vote for Dean in the primaries, but I am overwhelmed by the lasting impact that his campaign will have on American politics. If you don't see that, I understand what world you live in.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 10:39 AM on September 12, 2003


That would have made me seem less stupid if I had said that I don't understand....
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 10:54 AM on September 12, 2003


Ig: Yes, the technology angle is cool and interesting. Great stuff, no doubt.

It's just that I ALSO find it interesting to see up close how terribly white Dean's "groundswell" of support is, that's all.
posted by nobody_knose at 11:33 AM on September 12, 2003


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