Politicians have been eager to hop on the social media train in the past year or so, with Youtube campaign videos cropping up alongside personal tweets and Facebook fan pages. But, as is often the case with any media, it can be difficult to decipher the relevant information from the noise. Here’s a list of four things that every voter should know about how elected officials are using social media so they can keep up-to-date without being led astray by self-promotion or excessive punditry.
Twitter: One-way Broadcasts or Real Conversations?
Politicians are met with the same criticism that businesses and celebrities face on Twitter: if it’s not authentic, it’s not worth following.