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Politics and Socail Media

  1. 1. Politics and Mobile Media Lindsey Taggart Jason Sirmon
  2. 2. Conceptual Theoretical Framework • Facebook Does Exposer to Social Media • Twitter Increase Political Involvement • YouTube • Blogs • Users Collect Data • Influential • Political Opinion Influence • Acton • Change Voter preference
  3. 3. Exposer to social mediaIncreases political involvement
  4. 4. Research Questions:RQ1:How deep of an influence does Facebook,Twitter and Youtube have on political opinion?RQ2:Are college students more apt to becomepolitically involved on colleges campus or wherethey consider home?
  5. 5. West 0 South 74Midwest 3 Northeast 7
  6. 6. Age ofParticipants 18-29 (82) 29-34 (7) 35-40 (1) 40 & over (6)
  7. 7. Method & Questionnaire Strongly Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Disagree AgreeI plan to vote in the 2012 presidential election. 1 2 3 4 5I share the same political affiliation as my father. 1 2 3 4 5I share the same political affiliation as my mother. 1 2 3 4 5I am knowledgeable about using an absentee ballot. 1 2 3 4 5If needed, I would use early or absentee voting to 1 2 3 4 5ensure my vote is counted.I receive information about political candidates from 1 2 3 4 5Facebook.I receive information about political candidates from 1 2 3 4 5YouTube.I receive information about political candidates from 1 2 3 4 5Twitter.I receive information about political candidates from 1 2 3 4 5blogs.
  8. 8. The Rise of Younger Voters
  9. 9. Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivans morning routine.Diagram. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9(3), 151. Retrieved December 14, 2007, from Academic Search Premier database. Average Monthly Site Visits (February 2007 through January 2008)
  10. 10. Use of Internet Media % Change (since February 2007)Buggey, T. (2007, Summer). Storyboard for Ivans morning routine. Diagram. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9(3), 151. Retrieved December 14, 2007, from Academic Search Premier database. Use of Internet Media Leading Up to the 2008 U.S. Presidential Primaries
  11. 11. 2008 Voter Turnout Rate Age 18-2980706050403020100 Catholic Protestant Born-again None 2008 American National Election Studies (ANES)
  12. 12. Real Numbers Number Percent Did not Answer (12) Were able to vote (26 Not able to vote (52)Were able & did not (9/34) Were able & did (26/72) 0 20 40 60 80
  13. 13. What Political Party are you registered with? Republican 31 Democratic 21 Independent 20 No Party 24
  14. 14. Which network do you receive the most political information from 50 45 40 35 7.00 15.00 9.00 4.00 7.00 49.00 30 25 20 15 10 5 033 TV 20 none 11 online news 4 newspaper
  15. 15. Politics and Mobile Media Lindsey Taggart Jason Sirmon
  16. 16. References• The center for information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement www.civicyouth.org By Amanda Nover (2010)• Halperin, Shirley, X Factor: With 10 Million Votes Cast, How Does it Compare to American Idol? (Analysis) 6:30 AM PDT 11/4/2011 Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/x-factor-10-million-votes-257672• Paul, Ron. / This November 5th dot com/ http://thisnovember5th.com/• Powell, L., Richmond, V. P., & Williams, G. C. (2011). Social Networking and Political Campaigns: Perceptions of Candidates as Interpersonal Constructs. North American Journal Of Psychology, 13(2), 331-342.• English, K., Sweetser, K. D., & Ancu, M. (2011). YouTube-ification of Political Talk: An Examination of Persuasion Appeals in Viral Video. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(6), 733-748• Ishizuka, K. (2007). Election 08. School Library Journal, 53(4), 22.

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