Can You Digg the Democratic and Republican Conventions?
Katie Couric isn’t the only vessel connecting Digg to the U.S. presidential candidates. On Digg the Blog, Jay Adelson announced that Digg will be joining Google, and other organizations in sponsoring the "new media center" at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
"The Big Tent will be a place for bloggers, new media journalists and the public to record their experiences from the convention and to hear from top newsmakers on the Digg Stage," says Adelson.
Don’t take this as a one-sided agenda from Digg. They will also have a presence at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, alongside MySpace and Rock the Vote, sponsoring an event with the Impact Film Festival.
Digg has gotten into more of a political groove since launching the "Digg the Candidates" part of their site last year. This week, Katie Couric herself called on Digg and YouTube users to submit questions for her to ask at the Democratic National Convention. I suggest reading Jason Miller’s history lesson for more on that.
It really is interesting to see how social media is bringing people closer to the government. Adelson promises that Digg will be taking plenty of videos and photos from both conventions and posting them on the site.