Partisans must ensure that the baby isn’t thrown out with the bathwater when criticizing the technological shortcomings of the other side.
Canvassing – especially in our connected age – remains the most effective method of voter contact available to campaigners. The widespread adoption of connected security cameras over the next decade means campaigns have to account for this new technology in their door knocking efforts.
As a rule, I’d rather be referring to possibilities and probabilities instead of predictions because predictions are binary but reality is more dynamic. But it’s the season of predictions, so here we go:
In the U.S. we’re no strangers to using messaging platforms for campaigning – after all, 2018 was the text messaging election – but SMS doesn’t have the user distribution potential that platforms like WhatsApp does.