dear candidates for the 2008 bangladesh parliamentary election:
in case you are not aware, here is a small note to tell you that an election and holding power through a seat in the parliament, is no longer business as usual. tomorrow, any update from any blogger has the potential to reach the whole world.
this time, for the first time in your political history, bloggers are watching you. not only a few techie intellectuals. we are at least 30 000 bangla bloggers watching you. we blog through multiple blog communities and our writings are being read in nearly every country of the world.
we will support your efforts to build a strong and proud nation and share the good news with the world. however, we will also hold you accountable and report any misstep. blogs will never forget, bloggers will never be silenced, internet knows no borders. therefore, lets get it right this time, dear candidates. lets get it right.
why not take a look yourself at the tools that bloggers will use:
bloggers share quick news to the election microblog
- just login and type from web or sms to 5455: ! your message
bloggers can sms directly to an interactive map
- send sms to 5455: ! your message @location regarding their district
bloggers can analyse and share political stories on the election blog
bloggers can share the latest microblogs through nearly any blog