Judging from early reports we are definately not seeing voter apathy in this election. How have I heard? Via the internet of course. The Today Show among others is aptly calling this the internet election. This is the first national election in which social networking and web 2.0 has played a major role.
Consider the beginning of Obama's campaign. Young internet savvy staff used social networking on sites such as Facebook and My Space to raise both money and awareness for their candidate; thus helping to propel him into the candidacy. This gave him a headstart over campaigns using old fashioned, traditional methods of networking and fundraising.
Groups in social media sites on the internet have been abuzz for months with information and opinions on both candidates. More than ever before we have had the opportunity to discuss the election with many people across the country. Users on Facebook, Linkedin, Active Rain, Twitter and even Real Talk have been debating candidates and platforms. Real talkers have discussed all of the issues ad infinatum and Saul even held a mock election. Facebookers have given up their updates today to urge people to get out the vote. Twits have been tweeting all morning about the lines at their poling places across the country. I'm sure that it is the same on other networking sites as well.
If anyone still doubts the power of social networking to bring dramatic results to their business, they only need to look at this presidential race and the effects of web 2.0. The next time anyone asks you why you spend so much time blogging or tweeting, just mention this campaign and the role played by online networking.
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