Looks like all the political candidates are getting on the web 2.0 bandwagon — now Techcrunch is reporting that MySpace is going to hold its own election “primary” in January, prior to the real primaries.
TechCrunch points out:
MySpace has more registered members than Mexico has people. If it was a country it would be the 11th largestin the world. So while it may be a major marketing event for MySpace to say it’s holding a presidential primary next January, you can be sure the candidates will take it seriously.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, or what impact it has on the campaigns. And if politically correct candidates are using MySpace or Facebook, then I have to ask, should schools be using it?
I’ve been trying out Ning.com which is a social networking site where you can set up your own network for just a small group, like a class or group of teachers. There are already Classroom 2.0 and Library 2.0 groups there. It’s interesting to think about how you could use this for a project with a class or an extracurricular club–our student council is trying it out for a project they are working on with some other campuses.
It’ll be interesting to watch as some of these social networks move more into the mainstream. Any predictions as to who “MySpace” will elect?