Disenfranchised Political Parties Turn To WinkBall

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With the nation gripped by election fever, WinkBall.com, the UK's number one video communication website has been busy providing an online platform for all 3000 prospective parliamentary candidates.

A first in election history, WinkBall will interview all PPCs allowing them to give bite sized video manifestos using the emotive power of online video.

WinkBall has set up hundreds of video walls on which the public can post questions to candidates and candidates can reply. WinkBall also allows candidates to send video messages to potential voters and video blog their campaigns. These facilities are far in advance of those found on sites like YouTube and Facebook, and give both the public and candidates a real chance to have their say.

In this campaign, Winkball has delivered the simple message to its online audience: "Do you know who you're voting for?"

Winkball say they're keen to make sure that 'disenfranchised parties' get their message across as well as the more established parties.

Just some of the minority parties and individuals who have had their say include the Euro Centric UKIP, Green activist Tamsin Oromond who's 'The Commons Party' is taking on sitting MP Glenda Jackson and The Monster Raving Loony Party who are using Winkball to expand on their policies.

Meanwhile Kate Hoey, current MP of Vauxhall will be up against some flamboyant and well dressed competition in the form of cross dresser David Hoyle, member of the Avant-Garde Alliance Party - see what he had to say at WinkBall.com.

If the 2010 election is a digital election, then WinkBall’s collection of hundreds of video manifestoes fromcandidates of all parties is truly a great effort to put a face to the policy campaigns launched this week.

WinkBall has not only interviewed hundreds of candidates, they have also taken the pulse of the British electorate through speaking to the country’s top political bloggers and technology experts.

WinkBall say they're bringing canvassing into the 21st century. Co-founder Dr James Ohene-Djan says: "Campaigning has never been this exciting and the electorate has never seemingly been so interested in politics. This is truly an on- line election and gives voters an amazing insight into so many prospective parliamentary candidates we're delighted to be able to give the disenfranchised parties a voice."

For more information, or to set up an interview with WinkBall co-founder Dr James Ohene-Djan, please call: Ashleigh or Claire at Shout! Communications 0207 240 8852, 0207 240 7121.

Visit http://www.winkball.com/election2010 to view candidate video manifestos.

About WinkBall.com:
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and walls for private and public viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall.com can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.

WinkBall.com is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall.com are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.

WinkBall.com is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate well online.

Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.

WinkBall.com is a London-based company established in 2005. Founder Dr James Ohene-Djan is also a lecturer at Goldsmiths University and the technology is the latest social networking phenomenon to come out of a university campus.

For more information, visit http://www.WinkBall.com.

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