Monday, February 08, 2010

Roxane Conlin and the Netroots

Is Conlin Going Viral?

I'm cramming Roxanne Conlin into my usual Linux Monday slot, on the excuse that anyone who sued Microsoft and won qualifies as relevant to the open source software movement.

Conlin also seems to be doing well on teh interwebs lately. She's on the Daily Kos recommend list again for the second time in a week. It's good positioning to get the Chuck Grassley attacks out into the liberal blogosphere, as antipathy to Grassley's role in killing health care goes beyond Iowa borders. That brings publicity, puts you on the national radar, and maybe gets you a few bucks.

But it doesn't always work; not every diary by a politician (genuine or ghost-written) makes the front page recommended list. The readers do that. Could Conlin be becoming a netroots favorite?

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