WIDE COMMUNITY APPEAL SOUGHT

John Hewson has got up and walked out:

The former leader of the federal Liberal Party, John Hewson, has left the board of the new web-based political campaign organisation, GetUp! less than a month after its launch …

Dr Hewson’s resignation places the organisation in a difficult position.

The search is now on to find someone who is not aligned with either the Labor Party or the Greens to gain wider community appeal.

Good luck with that. Meanwhile lefty-loaded New Matilda is celebrating the massive success of its first year:

We now have 3192 valued subscribers and we’re well on the way to hitting our target of five thousand by the end of the year.

Congratulations! You’re re-engaging the discouraged, and providing an inter-generational forum for new people with new ideas! Which is why comments at New Matilda have skyrocketed:

It has been the comments that subscribers have added to each article that have given us the most pleasure because it means that our readers have not just passively consumed, they have also been moved to contribute themselves. An article by Hugh Mackayspectacularly generated around 40 comments …

Spectacular? That gigantic comment harvest was generated by only 12 people, three of whom supplied more than half the total. Next they’ll be bragging about receiving spam.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/24/2005 at 09:25 PM
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