Using online tools to help candidates running for local election

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Summary of the Problem:

A candidate with no money but a lot of friends wants to win a local election.


Summary of the Proposed Solution:

Online strategy instead of traditional campaign.


Technology to Solve the Problem:

• GoogleMaps for data collection.

• Use point of contact for potential voters.

• Google groups for volunteers.

• Get friendly with the local online communities.

• Get feedback from your supporters by comments / forums.


Existing solutions or relevant links:

• Website / blog

• YouTube / Vimeo

• Facebook pages, groups

• Twitter

• Flickr / Picasa

• Streaming: Justin.tv, Ustream


Follow-on Actions:

Prepare an infographic about what an online campaign strategy is.