Social Media and Politics

I was listening to NPR last week, and they were talking about how different this year’s election is compared to years past. They were discussing the effects of social media and instant commentary on speeches, the conventions, etc. They were predicting the future of politics with an increasing presence of social media. It’s interesting to note how much more aware of this I am since this course started!


4 comments on “Social Media and Politics

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  2. I agree. I have even noticed on the television, that there are hashtags for everything right in the corner of the screen. So even while debates are happening, the information is already being posted.

    • I believe social media has replaced the needs for traditional ways of communicating. It is lightening fast and mostly accurate. It was the power to start wars or create peace. The future will tell where all this will mean for traditional news reporting.

      • I would be cautious in saying “x will replace y” in any context. I think, more than ever, we need good news reporting to balance the twittersphere’s influence, snack culture, and micro-news.

        Email did no replace paper, TV did not replace radio. Newcomers challenge the way the old channels did business, forces them to reposition themselves or die.

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