Obama’s Website Reminds me of Couchbase’s and other Notes

by jmorris 15. December 2011 13:32

This is what inspires me to blog again after months of inactivity:

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Is it just me or don’t they, kind of look alike?

That observation aside, the Obama website is kind of creepy. It has an several forms for soliciting contact information from the sheeple:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/signup/who-would-you-bring

And this one which collects more data, allows you to make a donation and enter a Republican you knows contact info and they will send them a message:

“This holiday season, we're giving you a chance to have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life by letting them know they inspired you to make a donation to the Obama campaign.

Simply enter their name and email address below. Then, we'll send them a message letting them know they inspired you to donate. (Don't worry—we won't hold on to any of their information.)”

Immature and trite, if not weird action from the POTUS…meh politics.

Another interesting “feature” of the website is this splash page that comes up the first time you hit the site (try clearing cookies):

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Note that it attempts to immediately get your email and zipcode? More point-of-contact and demographic information for the the big “B’s” big data machine. Notice how small the “continue to the website…” part is? It’s even in a muted color (in comparison to the “SHOP NOW” button).

Inspiration, wherever it may find me…

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Jeff Morris

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