Republican site Barackbook mocks Obama’s Facebook support.
With ‘his’ status set as “Barack is hoping to settle on an Iraq policy before November”, Barackbook attempts to highlight some of Obama’s “more controversial real life ‘friends,’ while cheerfully mocking his much-hailed online sheen”.
In all, the site is a shockingly clever 21st century twist on the age-old political tactic of guilt-by-association. It capitalizes on some of the key attributes of successful communication on the web: Brevity, graphics, and a subtle sense of humor. A related Facebook application even lets people become “fans” of Barackbook, and post comments.
Most of the comments on Tuesday were in support of Obama.
I’m always amazed at how ‘dirty’ American elections are. Amazed. If similar smear campaigns and personal attacks happened in the UK there would be uproar. Barackbook is still a bit much for me, but it’s a step in the right direction.
via Threat Level