August 2, 1996
DOLE CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES NEW WEB SITE
"There's no doubt we'll look back
at Web sites today and basically say ... that they were quite primitive. They
don't customize what they present to the viewers' interests. They don't
remember: Have you been there before? What have you seen before? And that's
got to change." -- Bill Gates, MSNBC, July 15, 1996
IT HAS . . .
DOLE CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FIRST
INDIVIDUALLY-CUSTOMIZED POLITICAL WEB SITE
- The Dole for President campaign today
launched its general election Web site -- the first political Web site to
individually-customize itself for each user's interests, home state, and
- When users first visit the site, they are
given the option of setting up a custom Dole Web page. Each custom page
contains a personal tool bar that welcomes the user by name, alerts them to
an electronic "In Box" containing any new press releases or other
campaign materials posted since their last visit, directs them to briefing
papers on issues in which they expressed interest, and offers a home-state
icon for local information about the Clinton record and the Dole agenda in
- The Dole Web site also customizes to take
each users' technical capabilities into account by offering different
variations with Shockwave applications and/or RealAudio. The user is even
given a layout choice by selecting from a variety of animated and
non-animated "footers" for the main page.
- Unlike other political Web sites, the Dole
campaign also offers users a mechanism to give feedback to the campaign on
policy positions. Each briefing paper is an interactive document that lets
users tell the campaign what priority they think a Dole administration
should give the initiative.
- The Interactive section of the site has also
been redesigned and expanded. In addition to reviewing policy papers,
speeches, backgrounders, and press releases, visitors to the Dole site can:
- Create custom Dole campaign buttons.
- Download official Dole for President
- Design and mail their own e-mail
postcards to friends.
- Make a personalized Dole for President
- Test their knowledge with Dole trivia
questions and crossword puzzles.
- Review state issues and where Dole has
visited through interactive maps.
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