Angela A Thomas

Australian Politicians Catching Up to the YouTube Campaigning Practices of their US Counterparts

July 18, 2007 · 1 Comment

“John Howard pops up in cyberspace to prove that he has caught up the the 21st century” explains some news reporter on the News today.

Malcom Turnbull has a Facebook site and his friends seem to love this photo he posted:

Meanwhile Peter Garret from the Labour party argued back against the PM’s climate change policy with this:

and the party called him out with this:

I think we’re all waiting to see this though - when are our politicians going to really become twisted, repurposed, and memed all over the internet?

As said on one news report this evening, “we’ve got a long way to go if we want to use the same political tactics as the Americans!” - the Obama Girls:

Categories: cyberculture
Tagged: media, memes, politics, popular culture, youtube

1 response so far ↓

  • cjwriter // July 18, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Now that’s more than I wanted to see of Malcolm Turnbull. :)
    Makes sense, though. There’s a whole generation of people who’ll write off anyone who’s not doing it, think they’re not savvy enough to represent them. Seems like a stunt, but it was always going to happen.
    Enjoying the blog, btw. Just discovered it. :)

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