BLOG: The Social Vote
By: Nicole Brewer
Social media stepped up its game this election season, prompting millions of Americans to sign on and share their experience at the polls. Twitter, Facebook, Google and Foursquare led the virtual path with election-inspired applications to track voter involvement.
More than 12 Million users earned Facebook’s “I Voted” badge, while Twitter users used hash tags like #election to document their experience at the polls. Google posted maps of polling locations to help encourage voter turn out and Foursquare enabled users to “check-in” once they cast their vote.
So, clearly social media has brought awareness to the importance of voting … and made it a little more hip. But, it led me to wonder to what extent (if any) these sites affect results. I couldn’t find any conclusive data on this year’s elections, but experts say there is a correlation between a candidate’s social media following and popularity at the polls.
In today’s Morning Chatter, I asked viewers/users what they expect moving forward ….
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