Politics is changing
The way politicians and political organisations communicate is changing. From parties to pressure groups, candidates to campaigners, people are using online tools to communicate. Further more, increasing amounts of political stories start online, and political data is published online. These changes are happening rapidly, and effect everyone involved in politics, and everyone who wants to find out information about national and local government.
About Digital Politico
This site is designed to give a liberal look at politics online. This means the site sill cover everything from online campaigns, documents published online, open data, and the best (and worst) from around blogosphere. More than just another aggregator site, there will be original commentary, opinion and stories. Digital Politico will provide resources, comment, and analysis of trends in online politics.
The blogosphere has got bogged down by both hackish introspection and gossipy vacuity. Too often new media is seen as a fun hobby, and not a reliable or informative resource, I will try and change that with Digital Politico.
Digital Politico is inspired, in practice if not politics, by Andrew Breitbart and Matt Drudge, Shira Lazar’s “What’s Trending”, Mashable, and Blogminster.
I graduated from Lancaster University with a 2:1 degree in Music Technology (Major) and Politics (Minor). This combination of studies spurred my fascination into the links between politics and technology. I am an active member of the Liberal Democrat party, and while I try to look at issues in an objective manner, I do not pretend that I don’t have a political perspective/bias/outlook. I also contribute on a weekly basis to the Total Politics blog, as well as occasionally to Lib Dem Voice, Blottr and The Commentator. Those posts tend to cover politics more broadly, while here I mainly look at technology in politics.
I am also the founder of a new media company called C.A.H Multimedia. I work with a variety of companies and campaigners to promote the brand or cause online, and to communicate effectively with their supporters and customers.