WinkBall Connects Voters and Candidates Using Latest Web Technology

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In a first for Britain and a first for UK politics, the UK's number one video communications website is giving voters and PPCs the chance to communicate using video.

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

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:

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, including Iain Dale, Rory Bremner, Tory Bear and City Unslicker - to get their opinions on the role of online politics.

The 2010 election campaign is being hailed as the UK's first on-line election and the most eagerly anticipated in decades. Winkball are embracing this grass roots enthusiasm and say they'll interview all 3000 Parliamentary candidates from 642 constituencies across the UK, giving them the chance to record and upload bite sized video manifestos for voters to view online.

The 'Do You Know Who You're Voting For?' campaign is an entirely different approach to politics. embraces new technology and allows its users to enter into a real online debate; posting video messages to their local candidates via webcam or video camera and receiving video messages back - a service that has never been available to voters before.

Winkball say they're bringing canvassing into the 21st century.
Co-founder Dr James Ohene-Djan said: "Campaigning has never been this exciting and the electorate has never seemingly been so interested in politics. This new and innovative form of communication and video blogging is revolutionary and has changed the face of politics as we know it, making it more accessible and attractive to the younger voters:
the future of politics."

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 to view candidate video manifestos

About 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 can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser. is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages. 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. 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.

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