UPDATE: Why an internet team is valuable for more than BLOGGING!

This via Binker.

So I got a call this afternoon from someone who suggested I look at a certain page on Bev Perdue's website and click a certain link. When I did, it plopped me right into the campaign's content management system. Apparently, I, or anyone else who clicked on the magic link, could add, delete or edit content on Perdue's blog.

Follow the link to see the picture. An internet team is about more than blogging.


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The latest email sent from Beverly Perdue's campaign.
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CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL-SIZE, READABLE IMAGE

After the break....

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE WHERE THE LINK "The entire debate is now available on our website here." TAKES YOU.
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D'oh! It's about more than blogging folks, it's about making sure that you link to pages that actually exist. This email was sent out to how many people? How many people clicked on the link only to find an error message?

Bad form Team Internet Perdue. Bad form.

Comments

Mistakes happen.

But, how hard can it be to check whether the only link in your email leads to the actual webpage you need.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I find that so frustrating.

and I'm not likely to go back and look again to see if it has been fixed.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Lcloud, that is a fun game, 10:40am, still broken

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Do you know who has the best internet team?

Larry Kissell. Yeah, they make mistakes, but they usually catch it themselves and send out a correction.

I don't even read the emails I get from team Moore. I don't get emails from Perdue. I think I was on the list at one time. Maybe not. LIke most of you I'm on so many lists I can't keep track. Brad Miller's team is pretty good too.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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It's fixed now

according to Binker, anyhow.

That's a mistake I wouldn't want to happen. I hope they've taken further security precautions to make sure (like changing passwords, etc.) so no one can back-door their way into the site in the future.

Do I think someone would do that in the interest of politics?

Yes. Yes I do.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

At least they are trying

Both Moore and Perdue have a better internet presence now than I expected we would see a year ago.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

I completely agree with you.

The "State of the Candidates Websites" is much better now than it seemed it would be a year ago.

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Liberty Concepts

Liberty Concepts is charging Democratic candidates 5 and 10 and 15 thousand dollars to develop these sites. Some BlueNCers need to start a company to make good sites for progressive campaigns for 2 and 3k. I don't like to see our folks being sold a bill of goods.

Of course, I may not know what I'm talking about . . .

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The GOP will try to suppress the vote in 2008.

Or....maybe you do.

Does Liberty Concepts maintain them? That's where the true cost really comes from, I think.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

It depends on the campaign

Some maintain their sites in-house. When you look at the FEC reports you sometimes see huge initial fees for the site and then monthly fees for upkeep.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

As most of us know

the maintenance of an active site can be a full time job. Not so much in the beginning, but if you've got interactive content, or an active campaign issuing multiple press releases, blogs, video, etc., that's a lot of time and a lot of hours. My spousie charges $75-$100/hr for that kind of work, depending on what's involved. Less if it's a regular contract job. Non-profits and democratic candidates (and county parties) often get a close to free ride on our server. Not that I'm asking for more work, mind you. We're swamped with stuff now. And it's a good thing.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi