Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Pew Study: Midterm Elections Are More Social Than Ever | Re/code

We've come a long way from November 4, 1952: CBS News Uses UNIVAC Computer to Predict Election (Computer History Museum)

"A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than twice as many registered voters are using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to follow politicians and campaigns for the 2014 midterm elections than the 2010 midterms.

Roughly 16 percent of registered voters follow candidates, political parties or elected officials on social media sites, according to Pew, up from only 6 percent in 2010. According to Pew, the top three reasons people are following politicians: To get news quickly, create “personal connections” with candidates and receive “more reliable” information than what the general media organizations provide."
Pew Study: Midterm Elections Are More Social Than Ever | Re/code
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