Presidential Campaign for 2010 Invades the Web

Using the web as one of the primary channel for political campaigns is becoming a trend . Look at how the US presidential race has been gaining a lot of attention primarily because it is in the internet . Call it web-hype of some sort .

Just tonight , I stumbled upon a blogger site purposely created by a teen blogger to somewhat persuade Mar Roxas to run for presidency this 2010 . Honestly , it is my first time to see a blog site with political campaign motive behind .

I find it entertaining at some point yet informative on the other . Entertaining in the sense that it contains all the political gimmicks that can be possible to implement in the "webosphere" . Taking the Roxas site for example , it comes loaded with wittily created jingles that plays in the background . It also contains songs that can be related to the candidate . In Roxas' site , the song ranges from the famous Mr. Palengke song ( a rip off of Parokya ni Edgars' Mr. Suave ) to a more serious Umagang Kay Ganda . It also contains links to an assortment of some of the most notable social networking site in the planet like Friendster , Facebook , Youtube and even EventFul .

On the other hand , I see this type of movement as informative and promising as long as the information in it are reliable and true . It is one way of reaching out to the generation of voters who spends of their time surfing . It is a more comprehensive way of introducing a candidate , his backgrounds , his works , his achievents and his plans . Its also a cheaper alternative for those candidates who does not have ample funds to make those flyers and booklets just to introduce themselves but ending up on the street as piles of junks and garbages .

Yes, this type of movement is indeed promising if done within the context of morality and ethical behaviors . We dont want the web to be a haven for politically motivated and ill created black propagandas right?


Kevin Ray said…
Hi there Marvin! I am Kevin Ray Chua (BSIT student here in Cebu), blogger of Mar Roxas for President in 2010. I am glad that you have visited my site. I welcome your views with regards to my blog.

BTW, I made a blog post on about your observations on my site.

Thanks a lot for dropping by Marvin!
Marvin said…
Thanks for the including my observation on your site Kevin.