Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Laurie Hawn: the Tipping Point

Hey, I didn't know that Laurie Hawn had a blog! Laurie Hawn won the Conservative party nomination for his riding in the upcoming election, WITTW writes. Last I checked, that riding is the neighborhood of Grandin, Alberta,(Edmonton Centre) just west of the Alberta Legislature, from which this blog derives its name. He'll be running against Landslide Annie. Maybe I'll blog it.

Check out his post on Malcom Gladwell's The Tipping Point. Hawn writes:

"The three rules of the Tipping Point are the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor, and the Power of Context. If we apply those rules to current Canadian politics, it's easy to conclude that Paul Martin and the Liberals are at their Tipping Point."

Well, in the context of the blogosphere, I'd say that:

* The "Few" are the bloggers who are hot on the heels of the Liberal Party and a somewhat apathetic Canadian media.

* The "Stickiness Factor" could apply to these sweet Libranos posters.

* The "Power of Context" relates to electronic communication itself - personal publishing democratizes media, and hopefully a democratic media will coincide with a better democracy.

Something to think about.