Politics is quite popular on the web, and more politicians are turning to the web to gain more exposure and to connect with people. You’ve probably heard of Obama, Twitter, YouTube, and the McCain houses (seven of them, right?). Well, have you seen their Philippine “counterparts” online?
Inspired by Kottke.org’s “When Obama Wins”, Ia puts up a “When GMA Resigns” account in Plurk, where she invites people to complete the phrase “When GMA Resigns…” (If you have a Plurk account, and if you feel like sharing your seer-like prediction of what will happen, then visit http://www.plurk.com/p/2oypu)
And if you prefer to simply see a randomly chosen response, then try Stellify.net’s When GMA Resigns.
No, it doesn’t end there…
Someone has put up a Plurk account called When Mar Roxas Wins, which invites people to complete that phrase in a When Mar Roxas Wins Forum. Apparently, this was not created by Ia who has asked the Plurk community who is behind WMRW.
As 2010 comes closer, don’t be surprised to find more politicians or Philippine politics appearing in the many watering holes of the internet. Afterall, this is another channel where people can spread their ideas, and hopefully they can capitalize on the viral marketing benefits of online videos.
It may be quite a while, though, before they reach the viral video talent of Filipino vlogger Gerry “Komikero” Alanguilan.
In the meantime, keep your eyes open for new Twitter and Plurk accounts, and their corresponding “friend me” requests. If they weren’t too anonymous, I would probably add them as a friend. Since I have no idea who they are, I tend to mouse away from the “add” button. But then that’s just me…