When he announces his bid for the White House, Paul will present himself as -- and try to become -- the first social media
There's nothing as politically intoxicating as a wildly baying crowd, and social media turned the dragon into a self-enforcing cycle. Negative politics are now instantly rewarded by the re-tweeting adulation of the base.
I write because that's what I love to do. I am a professional writer. And if given an assignment, I can write about just about anything. But blogging? That's different.
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In my eyes, social media is one of the most important global leaps forward in recent human history. It provides for self-expression and promotes mutual understanding. It enables rapid formation of networks and demonstrates our common humanity across cultural differences. It connects people, their ideas and values, like never before.
This year people will spend more time on digital media than watching TV. TIME TO FREAK OUT!!!! You could loose your sh*t, or you could do the smart thing and cash in on the fear by becoming a social media expert.
What do I see when I look at the candidates' social media pages? Here's my breakdown of Facebook.
This new avenue of participation was no more apparent than during one legislative session in Texas in which Wendy Davis, the
Dan Rutherford is playing by the social media rules, Kirk Dillard is one of the most engaging candidates on the Twitter-sphere, people must really want to hear what Gov. Quinn has to say, and Bill Brady writes golden tweets.
. We're following the social media trends of the six candidates for Illinois governor. The early returns show GOP candidate Bruce Rauner leading the pack in Facebook friends, though his numbers have begun to plateau after a meteoric initial rise.
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Democracy has to reinvent itself in accordance with this new "liquid society" where collaboration happens between many millions of people directly. Leadership is not vertical, as in the past, but horizontal.
You can learn a lot about a candidate with a Google search. But you can learn a lot about what people are wondering about
Last week we showed how the various candidates for Illinois governor stack up on their use of social media so far. Today
Yet there were instances of Americans who became eyewitnesses to street attacks on German couples whose crime was that one
Is social media getting a bad reputation? Is it a community-building tool that unites the world, or the biggest sinkhole for productivity known to mankind?
Youth today are being raised in a digital community that is astounding in its breadth and power. However, certain practices and trends affecting these fledgling digital citizens, particularly those in social media, can be more than troubling.
By pursuing conversations with people about urban legends, conspiracy theories, and the nuttier political and social myths that pervade our culture, I've learned something about people: Our media-fueled "culture war" is in many ways an illusion.
The news media likes to pretend that they are an unbiased filter; that they simply report the stories as the happen. The truth, however, is that election coverage ends up having a lot more in common with Jersey Shore than with C-Span.
The former White House Press Secretary for Bill Clinton is in a unique place to have a word or two about the ever-changing media and technology landscapes and their impact on politics.
Personally, I'm OK with sending and receiving politically oriented Facebook posts, even when I disagree with my Facebook friends.
With the increasing prevalence of social media, everyone is looking for the "next big thing" in politics and technology. Here are five startups hoping to impact the political process.