Social Media on Politics & Social Media
Mashable is a news and media company reporting on all things relevant to the world wide web by utilizing the social media tools it covers. In an article one month before the November 6th election, Josh Catone revisits the online organizing tactics of the 2008 Obama campaign that beg the question, “What effect is social media having on the election of 2012?"
"Yet for all the talk of social media’s potential power as a political tool, for all the millions of followers and thousands of status updates, the Pew Research Center finds that the candidates aren’t actually very social. "Neither campaign made much use of the social aspect of social media," reported Pew in August. It seems that the campaigns are using social media as just another broadcast channel – blasting out partisan messages, and only taking very few opportunities to actually engage with fans, followers and voters. So if social media ends up being another one-way advertising medium, like print, radio or television, is it really a game changer?”
As #NYC2013 candidates launch their websites and platforms, participate! Respond to the issues and messages they present! Ask about the policies and promises that mean something to you! Speak for your communities, neighborhood and yourself! Put the social in social media and be a part of the democracy that makes this country great!
How are you transforming social media from a one-way street like TV or radio into a high-speed network that brings communities, representatives and advocates together?