The Intersection of Politics and Social Media

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


The intersection of politics and social media has become an integral part of the political process.

Political campaigns no longer need to to rely on televised speeches and debates, or the endorsements of newspapers and celebrities to rally voters. New technology and social media advancements allow candidates to spread messages instantaneously. Candidates can interact with voters in ways that were impossible 10 years ago.

In this digital panel, Mashable US & World Reporter Alex Fitzpatrick discussed the impact of social media and technology on the 2012 election cycle. Fitzpatrick was joined by Ethan Klapper, the politics social media editor at The Huffington Post, and Zach Green, an…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/live-panel-the-intersection-of-politics-and-social-media/

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