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Link Friday: The 2016 Presidential Election Edition

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Kate

Nothing demonstrates the power of social media quite like an election – especially the 2016 presidential election.

  • Eight years ago, we were all wowed by Barack Obama’s social media strategy. This time around, social media marketing is a given, but the approach of each candidate is quite different and there are lessons to be learned from each as you create your own strategy.
  • The stand out social network in this election is definitely Twitter. For better or worse, it’s been Trump’s medium of choice and while it sometimes comes back to bite him, there’s a value in its authenticity. But will Twitter live to see 2020?
  • If it seems like this election’s polls are all over the place, it’s because they are. It’s getting harder and harder to get an accurate poll – social media could be the answer.
  • Studies are showing that social media users are more stressed about the election than their less connected counterparts but nearly everyone is in agreement about one thing – they wish it was over already.

Link Friday: The 2014 Elections Edition

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Kate

Election Day is almost here. You can tell because your social media feeds are full of political commentary and it’s reaching a fever pitch.

  • Social media in politics was, not so long ago, a bit of a novelty. Now, it’s an integral part of the campaign. Here are a few great examples of how it’s being incorporated.
  • And it’s not just in the United States. Social media played a huge role in this year’s elections in India, especially with young voters.
  • Remember, in many states (including Wisconsin), it’s a felony to show your ballot to anyone, including on social media. Earlier this year one Wisconsin mayor did it. He escaped prosecution, but don’t push your luck.
  • Want to know which states are talking politics the most on Facebook? Hint, it’s not New York! Apparently mum’s the word there. The age stats about who’s posting the most are surprising too.
  • Here’s a fun tool created by Facebook that compares candidates based on their Facebook fans and on how many people are talking about them. File away your findings and see if the most popular candidate on Facebook actually wins next week!

Link Friday: The Social Media Election Edition

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 by Brianna

This may be the second presidential race in the era of social media, but many are deeming it the first true social media election. Candidates have poured incredible sums of money into social media campaigns, while voters are using the platforms to gather information and express their political opinions. So what’s the real impact of social media on the 2012 election?

Hang in there! There’s only a few days left of politics in social media. Come Tuesday we can decide what impact social media truly had on the 2012 presidential election. Now get out and vote!

Link Friday: The Election News Edition

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 by Alan

It’s an election year, and that means we’ll be inundated with political news. The days when you had to find politics on the nightly news or in the daily paper are gone. Now politics are in our email, browsers, cell phones, social media, and many more platforms.

Don’t forget to vote!

Link Friday: Election Edition

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 by Alan

With the presidential election coming up, political news is more prominent than ever. Election news is branching out from traditional media sources and becoming more prominent in digital media.