Study: How do you Engage Apathetic Youth in Politics? Catch them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
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18 to 24 year olds might’ve fragmented their votes across the spectrum in the May UK general election, but they all banded together and voted resoundingly for social media after the election. A new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism study reveals that Facebook and Twitter were the big winners, next only to David Cameron.
The study conducted between May 3rd and 8th 2010 indicates trends, not hard-and-fast statistics, but it’s clear that social media was important to youth during the campaign leading up to the election.