Link Friday: The Politics and Social Media Edition

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Kate

Super Tuesday is right around the corner and that has us taking a closer look at the role of social media in this hotly contested presidential primary race.

  • Political social media, when done well, is incredibly powerful. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders might not have a super PAC, but he’s got plenty of buzz.
  • Political social media, when done poorly, is incredibly powerful too. Check out these epic social media screw-ups.
  • No matter who you support, there’s no denying that social media has forever changed the way campaigns are run.
  • If you’re a brand, here’s a suggestion for talking about politics online: don’t. Ever. Seriously. We’re not kidding. For your personal social media, tread carefully. Follow these tips.
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About Kate

As a former television journalist, Ms. Hagen knows a lot about engaging an audience. She is adept at using social media to capture the attention of travelers, feeding them useful information and carefully selected tidbits, all with the goal of turning prospective travelers into overnights.