Friday, August 22, 2008

In the Net of a sex scandal

Never underestimate the power of the Internet. I don't care how old you are - you gotta have some degree of "electronic age awareness" - follow the example of television broadcasters - set a goal, a specific date, take your little analog world and make it digital. After all, the world of political hanky-panky is now intertwined with web2.0!

From this morning's Albany Times Union: "Assemblyman learns politics even messier when practiced online" a story by IRENE JAY LIU:
"The latest sex scandal to rock the Capitol has the usual elements -- salacious e-mails and marital infidelity -- but it is also a cautionary tale of take-no-prisoners political warfare, fought in the messy, even lawless, world of the blogosphere.... It began with a few e-mails posted on a western New York Web site, www.politicsny.net, that allegedly documented affairs between Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo, and women who were described as Capitol interns. The initial blog post came with a threat -- "Everyday we will publish another e-mail if Hoyt has not resigned the race."
[Complete Article] Irene used "Web" in her headline ( In the Web of a sex scandal ) but I think "Net" fits just as well, maybe more...

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