[LINK] and the web in the US election Re: Tanner eyes web 2.0 tools

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Nov 5 10:24:00 AEDT 2008

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 05/11/2008, at 10:01 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Curiously the candidates have used .com not .org domains.
> I don't think that's surprising at all!
> Unlike the tired, lumbering old dinosaur farts on Link, whose  
> Alzheimer's-addled brains can nevertheless still remember some well- 
> intentioned scheme for classifying domain names posited back in the  
> Dark Ages when the Internet was powered by some sort of clockwork  
> mill, your average American voter sees vastly, vastly more .com domain  
> names than anything else. They live in the present, not the past. For  
> them. ".com" = "Internet". After all, it was the Dot-com Boom, wasn't  
> it?
> Why would you choose a domain name that'll only have half your target  
> audience scratching their heads in confusion?
Actually I entered barackobama.org and google suggested .com

Mccain was a little more challenging the find via google.

Marghanita da Cruz
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