Leveraging the power of the social web

By js, 8 November, 2008, No Comment
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SAN FRANCISCO — Web 2.0 Summit — It takes a lot to keep people around for the Friday afternoon session at an industry event, but apparently a visit from former Vice President Al Gore (paired with post-session free drinks) was enough to lure a decent crowd and even arouse a standing ovation.

Echoing the sentiment of Arianna Huffington, who spoke on a panel earlier today, Gore kicked off his speech by saying that Barack Obama would never have been elected president were it not for the Internet.

“The electrifying redemption of America’s revolutionary declaration that ‘all human beings are created equal’ would not have been possible without the Internet,” said Gore (leaving no decorative word unspoken).

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