John Edwards ignores mainstream media
No, seriously… Running for President by courting the blogosphere. C’mon, you’ve gotta be kidding me.
Another new-new media milestone. First John Edwards announces his intentions to run for the presidency on YouTube…and for his first post-announcement interview to be on Rocketboom and not on conventional TV.
Now that is what “Exploding TV!” and “Television Disrupted” is all about. — via Jeff Pulver
Mainstream media ignores John Edwards
While the tech blogosphere, gets excited at Scoble & RocketBoom being a part of the Edwards entourage, the rest of the more important mainstream media go ahead and ignore all this blogger chatter:
Bottom line? Ain’t no link love in the big time. (via NewTeeVee)
Will the 1% rule or will the mainstream majority triumph?
I guess this is all about brand differentiation. When Newsweek, pretty much sums up the battle brewing between the two primary Democrats’ candidates — Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama, it does necessitate the rest of the candidates trying to differentiate themselves (or are they trying to make themselves more marketable?) in the eyes of the voter/consumer.
Given the recent embrace of YOU & YouTube by one mainstream newsmagazine – Time, and the meteoric rise of Howard Dean via the blogosphere in the past election, John Edwards may’ve tried to position himself as a tech-savvy candidate of the masses, but has he just gone ahead and court the 1%ers (as defined by Ben and Jackie)
Roughly 1% of your site visitors will create content within a democratized community.
Taking the same analogy, roughly 1% of a country’s citizens are probably activists who stir action within a democracy. Will Edwards gamble of courting the 1%ers pay off or will they remain nothing more than a tiny ripple that’ll soon be forgotten in the ensuing Battle Royale, between presidential hopefuls Hillary and Obama.
What do YOU think will happen? 1% or the mainstream majority?