There has been much talk in the last week about how 2008 presidential canidates are going to use the web to activate their masses. I have even heard one blogger refer to this phenomenon as Politics 2.0 which I found to be very clever.
Andrew Taylor wrote a great blog entry today on Enabling Your Fans, Connecting Their Friends. Check it out.
In his posting, he cites Barak Obama's new social networking website My.BarakObama.com, which offers "lots of opportunities for any supporter to start a blog, build a buddy list, schedule local events, and raise money for the cause."
Now a time for a shameless plug. I can't wait for Americans for the Arts annual convention in Las Vegas, June 1-3. Primarily because it will be the first time that I get to meet many of our members, but also because Matthew Gross is a speaker. For those of you who don't know Matthew, you definitely know his work. He was the one who rewrote the rules of presidential politics by launching Howard Dean's blog and designing an online campaign for Dean which raised over $25 million in 2004.