Jason Calacanis reckons the right isn’t into Web 2.0….maybe all Americans are wankers?

September 2, 2006 — 1 Comment

Jason Calacanis reckons the Right isn’t participating Web 2.0, or more particularly the “social news trend”. This was my response in his comments:

I won’t bother commenting on some of the comments here that have become nothing more than lurid, pathetic attempts at political point scoring, but I will point to the commenter who said you should read Plato, he’s right (pardon the pun). You’ve generalized and there are plenty of people who regard themselves as being right of centre participating in social news sites, indeed it would be no different than me writing that all American’s are dumb F*cks based on the experience of having met a few in my time that were. Secondly, if you’re having problems in attracting a demographic outside of liberals at Netscape, you’ve already given your answer as to why this might be so: you’ve hired mostly liberals, and as they say birds of a feather, flock together. As for your comments on the right not embracing blogging, where the hell have you been for the last 5 years Jason, jeezus! nearly all the big political stories broken in the blogosphere in the States came from the right, not the left. Just because you may not read their blogs or listen to their podcasts doesn’t mean many others dont as well. Indeed, I can only hope that you haven’t caught that contagious bug that seems to spread amongst the top parts of the blogosphere, the one where you keep reading and listening to the same people over and over again so often, that you forget that there is another world past your feeds in blogines and the podcasts on your ipod.