“ Barack Obama Wants to be Your Friend” Presidents and Their Use of Social Networking Sites Leader: Gabriella Van den Heuv...
2008
<ul><li>70% of the “Generation X” voters  are on social networking sites   </li></ul><ul><li>Obama is the only President t...
<ul><li>Many Facebook groups allow the “Generation-X” voters to interact with the Presidential candidates </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Word of Mouth </li></ul><ul><li>A familiar everyday activity for many </li></ul>
A side note… <ul><li>No student group </li></ul><ul><li>The same picture for almost every group/page </li></ul><ul><li>No ...
What Do You Think? <ul><li>“ Generation X” voters are known for their lack of voting. Do you think that by Presidential Ca...
Works Cited <ul><li>Hempel, Jessi. (2007).  Obama  Wants to Be Your Friend.  Business  Week Online,  7-7. Retrieved from A...
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  1. 1. “ Barack Obama Wants to be Your Friend” Presidents and Their Use of Social Networking Sites Leader: Gabriella Van den Heuvel Article By: Jessi Hempel
  2. 2. 2008
  3. 3. <ul><li>70% of the “Generation X” voters are on social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Obama is the only President to fully take advantage of Facebook’s possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>First time voters are educated about the candidates </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Many Facebook groups allow the “Generation-X” voters to interact with the Presidential candidates </li></ul><ul><li>500 pages! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Word of Mouth </li></ul><ul><li>A familiar everyday activity for many </li></ul>
  6. 6. A side note… <ul><li>No student group </li></ul><ul><li>The same picture for almost every group/page </li></ul><ul><li>No videos on Facebook page </li></ul>Do You Think This Affected the Presidential Results?
  7. 7. What Do You Think? <ul><li>“ 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? </li></ul><ul><li>What specific Facebook features do you believe are the most effective? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you use Facebook to gather information about Obama and/or McCain? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Hempel, Jessi. (2007). Obama Wants to Be Your Friend. Business Week Online, 7-7. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Google Images: “Obama, Facebook” </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Facebook: Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Facebook: John McCain </li></ul>
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