Social media and e-politics: Reaching and engaging citizens

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Mayor's Technology Conference, October 2010

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  • 1. Social Media and e-politics: Reaching and Engaging Citizens
    Dr. Munir Mandviwalla, Temple University
    Dr. David Schuff, Temple University
  • 2. HARRY Truman on his famous ‘whistle-stop’ tour
  • 3. Blog mentions of PRESIDENT OBAMA on WORDPRESS.com
  • 4. TODAY (AND Yesterday)
    In the 2008 presidential elections, more than 55% of the US adult population got news and participated in political dialogue through the Internet (Pew Institute)
    A 20-year-old college student won a county seat in New Hampshire by defeating the three-term 66-year-old incumbent using Facebook (The Gainesville Sun)
    Blog mentions were significantly associated with Gallup polls in the 2008 presidential primaries. In comparison, TV, newspaper, radio, and static web sites were notsignificant (Wattal, et al. 2010).
    US President Truman logged 21,928 miles in 4 months in 1948 during his famous “whistle-stop” tour, a journey that is credited with helping him to win the election.
  • 5. Traditional
    Internet
    PLACE TO VIRTUAL SPACE
    Low cost | easy to use | flat | interactive | open | all inclusive | social
  • 6. 3,821,208!
    Campaigning
  • 7. Campaign STRATEGY
  • 8. LEGISLATIVE Process
  • 9. Citizen Engagement
  • 10. Citizen Services
  • 11. Location-based
    Crowdsourcing
    Analytics
    Social monitoring
    Coming soon...
  • 12. Which social media will be important?
    Will traditional media have a different or diminished role?
    How will social media change the dynamics among citizens and elected officials?
    How can campaigns, citizens, governments leverage social media?
    QUESTIONS