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CNET News Video: Democrats: Twitter, text, or telephone?
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CNET News Video: Democrats: Twitter, text, or telephone?

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How are the Democratic delegates getting out their party's message while at the Democratic National Convention? Are they texting like Obama? Social networking on Twitter or Facebook? Or relying on the old standards: phone and e-mail? CNET's Kara Tsuboi wanders Denver's Pepsi Center to find out.

[ Music ] >> Are you texting while you're here? >> No I'm not texting while I'm here. >> Blogging? >> Not blogging ma'am, and I'm 65 years old and some of this modern age things, it isn't gonna pass me by. One of these days I'll learn how to do some of it. The most I do is talk on my telephone. >> To some Democratic delegates communicating through new means of technology is as foreign as a Republican sighting at this convention. >> I'm not blogging, I'm slow into the blogosphere. >> But to others emailing, texting, twittering, and blogging is the only way to stay in touch with friends back home. >> How many Twitter followers do you have right now? >> About six, it's interesting to have contact with people that you can sort of update on a minute-to-minute basis which is really different from email and even blogging. >> I've connected with a lot of the other members of the delegation on Facebook and My Space. >> While we're in the convention I'm really on my BlackBerry like communicating with this is what's happening right at this moment. >> These Democrats credit Howard Dean's 2004 presidential ran for giving tech at pivotal campaign role. >> The Obama campaign really picked up where Howard Dean left off and really went after the youth vote, really went after that thing that I don't do, the text messaging. >> We check our email more than we check our mailbox. >> I think it's brought together a lot of younger people a lot of older folks. It's kind of bridged that whole generation gap. >> Making it even easier for delegates to communicate their messages back to the friends and fans back home are these YouTube stations where you could easily shoot and upload your own video in the very same day. >> You find everyone from the youngest delegate who's here whose from Ohio to you know Mark Warner who stopped by and did a quick video. >> Without technology we definitely would not be having this good a time as we are. >> In Denver, I'm Kara Tsuboi CNET.com. ^M00:01:46 [ Music ]

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