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Monday, October 15, 2012

How Social Media Will Affect the Election

Social Media Election

Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets and users.

But voters are not the only people who use social media; among politicians, 9 out of 10 Senators and Representatives have Twitter accounts. However, many are starting to wonder if social media is becoming less a reporter of political races and more of a predictor of the results.

In Senate races, the candidate with more Facebook friends than his or her opponent has won 81% of the time. And one email sent to 60 million Facebook users prompted an additional 340,000 people to vote in the 2010 election.

This infographic illustrates just how politics and social media are affecting each other. Hey , I recently developed another infographic that could be a good fit for your site.

I just wanted to reach out and share. It highlights and illustrates how social media has played an important role in past elections and how it will impact the upcoming US presidential election.

You can check it out here: Title: How Social Media Will Affect the Election Graphic: http://open-site.org/blog/social-media-election/

Let me know what you think, I would love for you to publish it if you find it suitable for your site.

Thank you,

Sarah Wenger wenger.sarah77 at gmail.com | Open-Site.org
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