Many Facebook groups allow the “Generation-X” voters to interact with the Presidential candidates
Word of Mouth
A familiar everyday activity for many
A side note…
No student group
The same picture for almost every group/page
No videos on Facebook page
Do You Think This Affected the Presidential Results?
What Do You Think?
“ Generation X” voters are known for their lack of voting. Do you think that by Presidential Candidates creating Facebook accounts, “Generation X” voters were more excited/willing to go out and vote in the 2008 election?
What specific Facebook features do you believe are the most effective?
Did you use Facebook to gather information about Obama and/or McCain?
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Fisher, Patrick. (2008). The Age Gap: Evidence of a Realignment in U.S. Politics? Retrieved May 9 th , 2008, from All Academic Inc. Web Site: http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/3/8/5/1/pages238512-19.php