Presented by the NVTC Cool Tech Committee
September 16, 2008
7:30 am Registration
8:00-9:30 am Program
Social Networking Sites and Their Effect on the 2008 Election
Some see social capital as a key component in building and maintaining democracy. Since the 2004 elections, political candidates have employed the Web in ways that promote participatory democracy and re-energize grassroots political organizing. During the 2006 mid-term elections, the sites MySpace and Facebook emerged as the participatory social networking tools of choice for the competitive Senate and Congressional races.
During this event you will learn about the latest trends in social networking technology and their impact on the 2008 elections. NVTC has invited an elite set of representatives from the hi-tech and media industries to participate in this panel discussion.
Ben Adler, Staff Writer, Politico.com
Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Government Solutions, Microsoft
Frank Gruber, Founder, TechCocktail and Principal Product Manager, AOL
Ed O'Keefe, Multimedia Journalist, Washingtonpost.com
MODERATOR: Wyatt Andrews, CBS News
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General Audience: $ 75.00
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