MySpace’s Impact political channel is the social community’s latest foray into the wonderful world of Web-based election communication – (hopefully) reaching a good number of emoticon animating soon-to-be voters.
The channel features profiles of 10 presidential wannabes with links to videos, candidate bios and other voter essentials for the upcoming 2008 election.
I also dig the voter registration links and featured videos and news links to important social and campaign issues – easy access for some eyeballs that may not regularly peruse such non-Britney related news items.
Will the younger MySpace demographic move beyond merely friending Barack Obama and dive into campaign vlogs and surprisingly interesting candidate Twitter updates? Well, at least the communication medium is more accessible… but I have a sinking feeling that if P-Diddy couldn’t rally the troops, MySpace probably won’t get voting to trump the Wii either.