As the US Presidential elections get closer the business end of proceedings, technology-watchers know they will soon see all sorts of stories about how technology is pressed into service to win votes. We expect apps galore, tweets by the cloud-load and more abuses of the term “Big Data” than anyone should be forced to endure. …
It's worse in QLD
At the last local election many of our candidates didn't even distribute fliers, let alone have a simple site or social media presence. In a country with compulsory voting you'd think compulsory manifesto publication would be the norm but no, it's democracy by guesswork.
Re: It's worse in QLD
"...didn't even distribute fliers, ..."
The spin I got from our local council was that 'We take climate change seriously, so we cut back on environmentally wasteful and harmful printing.'
Ya gotta love political spin!
"The ALP and Liberal parties have nothing online."
There's more than one Liberal party? Or do you mean that there's a party called The Australian Labor Party Party?
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