Category Archives: Web 2.0

Where do the candidates stand on technology? Most of them won’t tell you.

It’s extremely important for IT guys and gals to understand where the candidates stand on technology issues.  I am going to link to each of their technology pages here.  Overall, I am disappointed with the lack of focus on technology.  The Democrats are much better than the Republicans.  All of the Democrats except Kucinich make a mention of technology or “innovation.”  Barack Obama is the only candidate to feature technology as an issue on his website.  Mitt Romney is the only Republican to have information about technology on his website, but it’s not an issues page.  I linked to it anyway.  Have a look:

Democrats

Republicans

  • Mitt Romney: http://www.mittromney.com/News/In-The-News/TechCrunch (Interview with TechCrunch) 
  • Rudolph Giuliani: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.  Did somebody say 9/11?
  • Mike Huckabee: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.
  • Duncan Hunter: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.
  • John McCain: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.
  • Ron Paul: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.
  • Fred Thompson: I can’t find anything obvious or through search.

Based on whether the candidates feature technology, Obama and Romney are the leaders for their party.  Obama is the only candidate to feature technology as an issue, so he is the leader.  If you can find information that should be added, let me know.

2007 Web 2.0 Awards by SEOmoz

This popped up on Digg today and I found it interesting.  Some company named SEOmoz handed out the “2007 Web 2.0 Awards.”  I have no idea who SEOmoz is, but I found their lists very useful.  They listed “over 200 sites in 41 categories.”  Enjoy  http://www.seomoz.org/web2.0