This is largely about social media, with a focus on Twitter.
Did Obama use Ning? It would be interesting to see what Marc Andreesen has to say about the entire campaign, what was used, what was done, etc.
I find it funny that he refers to the Malaysian public as “comfortable” with Facebook “status updates”, considering Friendster is still a lot more popular in Malaysia. Twitter itself is probably not big in Malaysia, because no one likes spending a premium sending a SMS overseas. I especially like:
One early adopter, who is currently studying abroad, uses Twitter as an efficient and effective way to keep her boyfriend updated about what her day is like.
Good, now she can keep her stalkers up to date as well :) Oon seems to add a questionable paragraph:
It’s not so good as an archive of news though. And that’s mainly because its search engine is quite lousy. Perhaps Google should gobble it up and improve its search capabilities.
Google did gobble up a “Twitter-like service” – its called Jaiku. Twitter themselves, gobbled up Summize, and you now have search.twitter.com (how else do you think we update the status page on foss.my?).
Its just amusing how many other errors there are in the article, but this is the drivel that is the print media, yes?
Update 2: Read about Obama’s plan to use YouTube for weekly “fireside chats”. I continue to be impressed.