Video Friday

VoterMedia.org is a website that helps a community connect with its elected leaders, by letting voters allocate community funds to competing blogs. It motivates the bloggers to become community media. In this video, students at the University of British Columbia talk about how VoterMedia has helped their student union, which is called the Alma Mater Society, or AMS. In the not too distant future, we hope to be viewing videos of shareowners discussing how VoterMedia and various bloggers have helped transform their companies.

No matter what you think of the following protest at a Target store, expect to see many more like it as a result of the Supreme Court decision of Citizens United. If anything good comes out of that decision it will likely be that it raises awareness of corporate influence over politics. Now, maybe many more will favor reforms to limit their influence. Until then, just as news programs are starting to divide between left and right, we can expect shoppers to channel their money to whichever side they believe is politically correct. See also, 3 shareholder groups call on Target, Best Buy to review political giving after Minn. donations, LATimes, 8/20/10.

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2 Responses to Video Friday

  1. James McRitchie August 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    As I reflect on the VoterMedia project at UBC, it occurs to me these kinds of projects would be great for alumni sponsorship, especially by clubs. For example, I belong to the Sacramento chapter of the Boston College alumni association. Our club could sponsor a votermedia grant to provide funding for coverage of elections at Boston College.

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