Political candidate websites: What works and getting the basics right

It’s the simple things in a website’s construction that support a political candidate’s strong web presence. However getting those little things right surprisingly poses a serious challenge for politicians even in the wake of the 2008 Obama campaign. I spoke with several web savvy folks for my latest PoliticalShift post at PBS MediaShift to find out what works (see the Harry Reid website pictured above) and what doesn’t.

Getting Noticed in a Year End List

Check out this list compiled by Mark Glaser at PBS MediaShift. Apparently my post on young political candiates watching out for their online footprint has received a number of visits pushing it into Glaser’s year end top post list. It’s a good list and indicative of an interesting year in the new media era.