Vote Rasiej for Human Connections
Tomorrow, New Yorkers interested in reinvigorating local government with a focus on a mobilized citizenry should vote for my friend Andrew Rasiej for Public Advocate.
A friend of mine who’s watching this primary called Andrew “the Internet guy” over the weekend, but he is more than that. He’s someone who wants to improve what his recent NYT profile called the “poor flow of information in New York City.”
Read his blog entry about how information savvy could have saved lives and narrowed the obvious racial divide that hobbled the response to Hurricane Katrina.
And finally, consider the importance of Andrew’s broader campaign message, that the city is full of public advocates. Motivated individuals making a difference in their communities, who will serve as models and help mobilize others at an entirely new level when City Hall finds new ways to connect them and spotlight their efforts.
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Can’t you see the Technorati thing is a scam? How can Rasiej be above Skype and Katrina? The numbers don’t make sense. This can be only because Rasiej’s campaign manager and the guy who runs Technorati are brothers. Yuck.
Joe, if you check out the time-stamps on the Rasiej posts linked there, you’ll see that they all came near each other. Micah Sifry, who works on Andrew’s campaign, put out a call for everyone to blog around the same time, specifically in the hopes that Andrew would pop that high on Technorati.
So though he may have known that “storming” Technorati that way would work because he’s David’s brother, that doesn’t make the storm any less legit. It still means lots and lots of us blogged Andrew at a certain time.
From a geek standpoint, I wish I knew more about how Technorati or Google use alogrithms to differentiate between intentional and less intentional activity to draw traffic and bubble-up results.
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