Nothing new... Politicians have had their staffs watching the media since the beginning of politics. It's how they find out 'how it plays in Peoria". One message board isn't going to change things - but the aggregate opinions of dozens or hundreds of them (hello, Technorati and Metafilter!) do amount to something.MoFo said:I just read an interview with the Director of Diplomacy for Bush.
She has a team of young assistants sitting all day, reading and chatting on message boards so she can relay opinions back to the administration. Every month there is a report written and distributed to White House officials so they can see what the public are saying and gauge what to do next in terms of say, controversial issues like the Mohammed fiasco.
I mean, that's kinda scary.
I wonder if Tribe is ever used for spying or monitoring our demographic onsidering we have such strong opinions on here about everything.
But can't you see the greatness of such a tool? If there is a counter, AlexD can publish the counts each and every week as a way of determining who gets the banhammer. It's so much more efficient.stir-fry said:yet it's disabled, so fleaflo loses
It as almost as bad as that other dude assuming I was sending his personal information to google because the targeted info was producing categories in his browser like:Booty Bits said:but how is that "telling on" someone?