February 11th, 2010
11:01 PM ET
13 years ago

First on the Ticker: DCCC launches a Google Buzz

New York (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a Google Buzz profile, to be part of the new application built into GMail and mobile devices, that allows users to share updates regularly.

Google Buzz is similar to Twitter and Facebook status updates, but integrates third party sources such as Flickr photos, videos, and Twitter feeds. While Google won't reveal the exact number of people who have GMail accounts, a spokesperson did note that there were tens of millions of users.

DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer told CNN that the committee’s Buzz page will be similar to its Facebook page. On Buzz, people can easily communicate with the DCCC and other users will be able to view the conversation.

The DCCC’s first campaign on Google Buzz will be to try and gain signatures for a letter urging Sarah Palin to "Stop The Smears." Democrats charge that Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, distorts facts.

While a few companies and blogs have started building Buzz pages, the DCCC appears to be the first major political organization to build an active Buzz.

“Whether it’s via our new Google Buzz site, Facebook, Twitter, mobile texts, online or through our four million plus email list, the DCCC will continue remaining on the cutting edge in keeping our grassroots supporters up-to-date on the latest fact checks and rapid response alerts,” Rudominer wrote in an e-mail.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Can't wait to see what they want to share with America.

    February 11, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    I think it is basically a good idea, but its worst aspect is that it lacks independence.
    Having said that, it would be nice if the Media instead of just ritually posting
    misleading and especially anything over 70 so or Untruthful items from either party, to stop it and if it is completely untrue do not print lies.
    As I understand it it is not News or Journalistically correct to just print without comment misleading quotes and especially lies which leave you open to Libel charges and the utterer to slander proceedings.
    There is no god given right to politicians or special interests to excessively and deliberate mislead or lie and then have you print it or report without comment, because free speech/press is a constitutional right which happens too often.I thought part of good Journalism was to help the general public to sort the wheat from the chaff!
    PS this is not a comment just directed at CNN,but media generally.

    February 11, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  3. KyleIM

    Nice. Keep it up, DCCC.

    February 11, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  4. Mr. Independent

    Great, another way to recieve Obamas half truths and flatout lies, hows this? I promise transparency, all healthcare negotiations will be on CSPAN, or better.. heeers Biden, "The Iraq war is one of this administrations greatest achievements", or "I will not increase taxes for any one making under 250,000.00" or Pelosi with "We will not accept a healthcare plan withot the govt option" or........... where is the infinity sign on a keyboard?

    February 11, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    The DCCC’s first campaign on Google Buzz will be to try and gain signatures for a letter urging Sarah Palin to "Stop The Smears." Democrats charge that Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, distorts facts.
    The DCCC knows the power of a good smear campaign. The job they did on President Bush brought in the Obama Administration even though Bush wasn't even running again. See, Bush was up against something Obama will never have to deal with. Term limits.

    February 12, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    The DCCC doesn't have to worry. In spite of the conservative revolution already underway, the same non-working government-check-getting bums that would vote for liberal Democrats in future elections will still be their base whether there is a bash-Palin buzz site for them or not.

    February 12, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  7. miriam

    sarah palin is the most ignorant politician i haveseen or heard.

    February 12, 2010 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  8. miriam

    republicans are frightened of transparencies. they do not want USA to succeed forward.

    February 12, 2010 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  9. chris l

    Yeah, this is going to change the outlook of doom that Dems face. LOL, What a joke. LIBERALS ARE WEAK AND PATHETIC.

    February 12, 2010 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  10. Jacq

    The tea party people,already have nooses.at their rallies just a matter of time some minority stroll upon it by mistake and watch what happens,mark my words.I see another Crackle Barrel moment.I've never seen a person of color at a rally not even a reporter,you can put their deaths at the feet of the republicans, Fox news,and Corporations that fund them

    February 12, 2010 08:05 am at 8:05 am |