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A political party 2.0

Web 2.0 French magazine 01netanalyzes the current technological revolution in the UMP, the majority party in the French Parliament. The President, Jacques Chirac, and the Interior Minister, Nicolás Sarkozy, are some of its members. The organisation is installing Web 2.0 in order to create POlítica 2.0, with blogs, podcasts and social networks for its members and supporters.The best example of all this is the interview that Loïc le Meur, probably, the most famous blogger in France, made to Sarkozy via blog the last 23rd of December. The UMP has also advertised in Google (the party invested 40.000 euros in adwords) in order to attract voters. As a consequence, the support online went up from 2.000 in 2004 to more than 16.000 this ending year.But the best is still to come. The party is renewing its Web and preparing an alert system via SMS. The page will count on a collaborative platform that will allow the party to coordinate the actions of the most motivated voters. It is going to be based on something that a group of enthusiastic people started outside the party to support Sarkozy?s candidancy for president of the party.By the way, some famous French politicians do already have their own blog:- Alain Juppé (ex Prime Minister)- Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Minister of Economy). In his blog there are posts with more than 300 comments.- Jack Lang (deputy and ex Minister of Education)- André Santini (deputy and major of Issy-les-Moulineaux)- Alain Lambert (ex Minister of Treasury)- Yves Jégo (deputy)Juan Varela is the author of the best Spanish collection of blogs made by politicians.