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Evolving landscape of american politics with technology


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Evolving landscape of american politics with technology

  1. 1. Evolving Landscape of American Politics with Technology Mr. Johnny King, Alabama A&M University Dr. Maurice Dawson, Alabama A&M University
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • Background Relationship Technological Advances Internet Media YouTube
  3. 3. Relationship • Tech innovations played a big role in the election successes of the Democratic Party in 2008. • Text messaging (Obama selecting Biden), social media, blogs, e-mail and internet Videos were all heavily used.
  4. 4. Technological Advances • In the 2008 presidential election, more than $5.3 billion was spent on the campaign as a whole. • 41.1% ($630.8 million) was classified as Media and Technology.
  5. 5. Internet Media
  6. 6. YouTube
  7. 7. Reddit Traffic to Barack Obama
  8. 8. Visualization of Voting Data
  9. 9. Any Questions Please direct them to or