At long last (and after many sleepless nights), Social Media is finally explained in this one picture.
Would you elect someone based on 140 characters or less? First off, yes, because we did. In the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama used Twitter to reach a core younger demographic. According to Read Write Web, Obama gained over 2,865 new twitter followers on or around election day in 2008 for a total of 118,107 followers.
President Obama reached his core demo by being in their hands when they wanted, answering the questions they asked, and listening to the comments. People share information – they share opinions, facts, problems, needs. The public is speaking (tweeting) are our politicians listening?