Last time we did a proper review of the web output of all our parties, the verdict on Sinn Fein was something along the lines of ‘competent, but dull’… The same pretty still stands for the main site, but they are definitely moving in the right direction elsewhere. You can download Sinn Fein video from YouTube, or get to its youth site on MySpace (she‘s just turned ninety and she’s female, if you are interested!) and BeBo. Oh, there’s the Flickr stream too!!! (Creative Commons licence is best fit for purpose though guys)… That, in Slugger’s (well, mine anyway) view, represents some much needed leadership on the new media front. Roll on Gerry’s (Kelly?) first blog!!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty