Does this qualify as a campaign contribution?
Google is setting up an oasis filing room for bloggers at the Democratic National Convention next week.
But it’s not just at the DNC; it’s also at the Republican National Convention:
Not only will bloggers have Internet access, workspaces and couches for napping
in the “Big Tent” headquarters, they will be provided food and beverages,
Food, and beverages!
smoothies and a candy buffet.
Unfortunately not for me. I’m sugar-free. Will have to ask about unsweetened smoothies, though.
On the final night of the convention, Google is co-sponsoring a bash with Vanity Fair magazine for convention-goers and journalists that has become one of the hottest party invites.
That’s probably for the Dem convention only, I expect. If Google sponsors a party for Republicans it’ll probably more in the likes of Real Simple rather than Vanity Fair.
But I’ll bring my red shoes just in case.
At the RNC,
Google will offer similar amenities for bloggers and new-media reporters who attend the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., company officials say. It will demo a variety of new political tools next week, including a search function on YouTube that will offer almost real-time keyword searches of convention speech videos.
Heck, if they have that, I might even take time from my napping, snacking, drinking and partying to actually blog.
Now excuse me while I go pack my little black dress…