Social media and the 2008 election
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For HONR 398 – "Social Media and the Presidential Race” – an Honors course at Virginia Commonwealth University.

For HONR 398 – "Social Media and the Presidential Race” – an Honors course at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Social media and the 2008 election Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 2 questionsWhat societal & tech trends boosted social media’s impact in 2008?What did Obama do differently or better than McCain in campaign?
  • 2. Those who are most information hungry are the most likely tobrowse sites that match their views. … they are delving moredeeply into the "long tail" of online political content, where theyfrequently seek out information that carries a distinct partisan slantand comes from sources beyond traditional news content.
  • 3. Who had more control over hismessage – Obama or McCain?
  • 4. How does thiscompare with Obama vs.Romney?
  • 5. 2 questionsWhat societal & tech trends boosted social media’s impact in 2008?What did Obama do differently or better than McCain in campaign?