How the party’s are using Flickr…

How do we protect the younger generations? CC Cédric Puisney

Okay, it’s only day two, but here’s a wee round up of how our political parties are doing with their Flickr accounts… Not sure what’s going on here with The Greens (whoops, here it is now)… The DUP have been documenting an on-the-road campaign that their candidate Diane Dodds has been on for months now (and they’ve joined Slugger’s Euro Elections Flickr Group on its first day)… Even quicker was Irish Labour, who’ve been continually building up an online photo archive of their own… Sinn Fein’s account has been in abeyance since their Lisbon campaign last summer…Alliance, one of the first to do Flickr, has probably done the least with it… (it takes cameraphone’s lads/lasses, from the campaign trail to Flickr in a few seconds)… Though it seems they’ve moved from their original site to a new one

The SDLP are still back in 2007 land… And the UUP’s last shots where at their Conference last Autumn… As is Fianna Fail’s… Besides young James, I cannot find Fine Gael there at all…

During the campaign, we’ll be looking for good pics to put with each of our European stories… I’ll most be drawing from the Euro Election group and particularly those pictures that come with a Creative Commons licence

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