Summary of today’s #cashgordon social media silliness

Tories buy campaigning package off the shelf from US company.

Company also does some rather right wing work. This is either outrageous (Right wing? You shock me!) or unsurprising (Americans? Right wing? You surprise me!)

Package as launched by Tories includes unmoderated twitter stream.

Unflattering tweets start appearing.

Site pulled.

Lesson for the day: unmoderated feeds of content on political sites bring tears before bedtime. Those who have been awake for the last decade may not wish to call this “news”.

PS Myself, I’d have been suspicious of a US supplier that advertisers a “one pager” which is actually two pages long (http://act.ivi.st/). I’m willing to give suppliers a lot of slack. But being able to count to two is pretty near mandatory 🙂

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  • Chris Keating 22nd Mar '10 - 5:14pm

    And frankly, even if it weren’t for the unintentional hilarity of the twitter feed, the site was a waste of time and money for the Tories to set up, as I have blogged here: http://bit.ly/9S6JqM

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