Fun With Technology

The internet is a dangerous place. It’s full of predators, temptation, and stupidity. But once in a while, something comes along to redeem the information superhighway in our esteem. And, oddly enough, the newest thing we like is inspired by Mitt Romney.

Last month, the Romney campaign started a Jumpcut group and asked Mitt’s fans to create campaign spots using images and soundbites uploaded by the former governor’s team. The theory was that users would create pro-Romney spots, which they did. They range from the boring to the inexplicable (what about a landing airplane says “innovation?)

Of course, there are anti-Romney people who took the opportunity to create their own advertisements. Slate V had a field day with Romney’s challenge, playing with Romney’s statement that his five sons are helping America by helping his election campaign by showing the trials his boys have faced on the road (fireflies and catfish).