Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So much for Labour Gods of teh Interweb

There has been much said about John Prescott's Go Fourth website and blog, along with Derek Draper's LabourList over the past couple of weeks. Much of it for the former has been complimentary whilst for the latter its been mockery.

However, one of the things that has often been said for both is that Labour is starting to pull its proverbial thumb out of its arse and get with teh interweb thingy. Some of their little campaigns have been funny, whilst others have been dire.

Over the weekend, and as Guido pointed out last night, they created a little site that allows their supporters to create fake Tory logo with satirical and witty banners to upload. The only problem of course is that anyone else can upload images too, which resulted in this going up.

Whoops! Of course more whoops is the fact that the new Messiahs of centre-left web campaigning in the UK didn't think to buy a proper bandwidth package to cope with all the transfers of stupidly large png files that their rather nifty competition idea generates, so this morning, torylogo.com looks like this.

Yes, Labour may be getting down wiv da kids and blogging and vlogging, but they're still not thinking about performance requirements resulting in epic IT fails.

Par for the course really. Still, I'm sure E-borders, ID cards, ContactPoint and Connecting for Health will all be superb successes. Maybe one day though we'll see the likes of Draper's site or Prescott's site being honest and saying "we're crap at IT, sorry".

UPDATE: They appear to have paid their bill as of 8.45am.

11 comments:

Alan Douglas said...

Not wide enough in scope.

Now let me see ...

Aha !

"Maybe one day though we'll see the likes of Draper's site or Prescott's site being honest and saying "we're crap at government, sorry".

Yes, that should just about cover it. And their sorry excuse for a Prime Minister.

Alan Douglas

Anonymous said...

Shurely Shome Mishtake if you expect honesty from anyone in the Nuliebour Party

Max said...

Par for the course also was that once a couple of Liebore wonks had gone home and the few remaining students crept off for pub time the comments turned inexorably anti-Liebore so that it became a torrent of abuse against the government. Usual unintended consequences despite their half hearted message to "have fun"; yep have fun until vee need to zee your papers...

Not a sheep said...

Surely, a simple "We're crap, sorry" would be more succinct.

Anonymous said...

My favourite: http://torylogo.com/cache/small/1703090857_1542573575.jpg

Mike Wood said...

Title of the next manifesto?
http://torylogo.com/cache/small/1703090923_1646498005.jpg

Nick said...

All you do is up the bandwidth, and replace the files with something more appropriate.

Then the Labour sites have lots of lovely adverts for ... well you get the idea

Sam Duncan said...

Good one, Mike. I don't suppose it ever occurred to them that it might backfire. (Possibly NSFW, by the way.)

Derek Draper said...

uuummm... even i am bored by these pathetic attempts to attack us now. for the record, though, the guys who put up the logo generator did it wholly of their own accord, we just linked to it, you know, like, how new media is supposed to work.

dizzy said...

Hahahaha, yes Derek, of their own accord. That's why the site says..

"Made for LabourList's competition by Boldfire Ashford Web Design"

Keep spinning the "it;s natural support we didn't ask anyone to do it" crap, please.

Actually, no, don't bother, just bugger off.

Unsworth said...

Blimey! Draper still with us? I thought he was dead!