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.