It’s too bad for the Liberals that 2011 wasn’t the year of the social media election. Despite killing it in online metrics, Liberal efforts to cash retweets in at the ballot box were largely unsuccessful. Unfortunately for us humble bloggers, social media remains largely dominated by members of the mainstream media, “web 2.0 experts,” people making slanderous allegations about Julian Fantino, Beliebers, people who aren’t Mike Duffy, and an increasingly large group of folks determined to give me an Ikea gift card.
But do not fear, pyjama-clad fans of weekend-long policy conference webcasts, the Liberal Party of Canada knows the Internet is more than a series of tubes.
You might remember Biennial Convention Online Host Randy Boissonnault from such films as “Canada at 150” or “The Launch of the Liberal Family Pack.” Randy’s back for the threepeat, and offers online participants the chance to follow along from the comforts of their own home, hospitality suite not included. His efforts will be complimented throughout the weekend by special guest commentators and intrepid Liberal reporters (not to be confused with us Anonymous Liberal Sources). Think of it as the iDesk for politics nerds.