Wonkosphere: Political Reputation - or at Least Buzz - Management
by Spencer Critchley
Several trends are converging to make this possible and, I think, inevitable. All are characterized by the loss of centralized control to open and/or free systems. These include the rise of open political platforms, such as moveon.org, as an alternative to parties; and the disintermediation of news coverage via blogs, YouTube and citizen journalism. Lately I've been following the rise of a third trend: alternative ways of tracking candidates' reputations. The latest example of that: Wonkosphere.
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