June 16, 2005

Andrew Rasiej, First NYC Candidate with a Video Blog

Rock and roll. This is so cool. Andrew does a video blog. (He's running for Public Advocate in NYC in case you don't know.) Jay Dedman and Ryanne Hodson did a super job creating the vlog.

And look at the video:


He's very cute there with that little slightly embarrassed smile, should get lots of votes! He's on his way to a wifi hearing, where he testifies that wifi in NYC is key to keeping NYC 1st in the world.

YES! I want universal wifi. It's like a water. Which should be a municipal utility.

Also, the low res quality of the video gives it that "60's -- we're gonna change the world!" feel.. like we're watching JFK or something!

I love this. Every candidate should have a "man on the street" vlog.

Previous videos include: Being a Business Owner in NYC and Meeting Andrew (where you can learn that his name rhymes with Shea (Stadium), that he works out, sends his own email, and works late a lot, was born in NJ, lived in NYC, studied art and architecture, and wants to know your complaints so that he can use new technology to connect you and others to each other, and the right folks to fix it.

Nice work, Andrew, Jay and Ryanne!

Update: See Andrew get interviewed by Amanda Congdon at the Rocketboom vlog, about NYC wifi.

Posted by Mary Hodder at June 16, 2005 08:02 PM | TrackBack

Hi Mary, How are you doing! I'm going to send you a email but turns out I don't have your email address, would you please send me a Email to wenxin (at) gmail.com, thank you :)

Posted by: kevin wen at June 22, 2005 04:36 PM

Doesn't universal wi-fi seem a bit like building a skyscraper from the top down? Most of our schools, and millions of New Yorkers don't even have computers, let alone a wireless card. Rasiej talks like a populist, but sure acts like an elitist.

If you want a candidate who wants to help all of NYC, instead of just the wealthiest 10%, check out Norman Siegel. He was head of the NYCLU for 15 years and his record is impeccable.

Posted by: Seth at July 6, 2005 05:28 AM