And presenting your United Minds candidate…

I met Ross O’Mulane, briefly, last week in Dublin at the mediacontact.ie blogging and social media conference… He mentioned then that he was planning to stand for the Dail in the south Dublin by-election in June unser what can only be described as a social media ticket… In other words he is going to find a clever way of crowd sourcing each of his policy positions in the Dail… Tough sell on the hustings and the door steps Ross, but we’ll keep an eye on your progress just the same…

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