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Mena Trott, meeting with Howard Dean, explains how the use of communication technologies by the candidates helped her to regain interest in politics:

I respect the fact that the campaign is using technology wisely and they're providing a variety of online options to create a message that sticks with different types of online users. They've tapped into a valuable resource, one that will be instrumental in shaping the direction of this election.

I appreciate that, notably how it makes things easier for a stranger overseas like me to watch the U.S. presidential election from the start, but this frankly will have to be reevaluated in a year from now, precisely because the "online users" are not representative of an entire country.

On the fun side, I noted this:

I support Dean not because he uses our software (there are other presidential candidates using Movable Type)

Indeed! Fresh from today:

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