O’Connor thinks blogging has the potential to significantly impact on the election outcome.
“It’s going to be a bloggers election,” he said. “An Irish election has never been held up for the kind of scrutiny that bloggers can offer. The majority of Irish media tows a certain line: this is how we’re supposed to feel, this is how we’re supposed to react. I think there’s an irreverence that blogging can offer. I think the bloggers are a lot more in touch with the people, whose views are a lot more mixed, a lot more confused and, in some cases, a lot more apathetic than people think.”
The Blogorrah team is keen to get involved with the election; their next step is to start up a more politically-based Irish blog, akin to the Huffington Post, that will give Irish bloggers a forum in which to discuss and openly debate political matters.
So there ye have it folks. I’d love to see something like this. Competition is great. While they’re at it they should buy Beaut.ie before the Indo or Times snaps them up. Oh and pity Lads.ie is taken as that would be great to see a website geared towards Irish lads. I wonder could there be an Irish version of Fleshbot too… wishful thinking. This is kind of my second Blogorrah related post today. No, I don’t want a job. Juggling 5 is enough ta.