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Social media is developing an opportunities for connecting people and managing relationship who are actively using this new medium. It is undoubtedly true that social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter are influencing the ways in which politicians engage the public.
Social media has transformed politics in India and globally. Its effect has impacted the way candidate campaign for their election. Social media allows politicians and political parties a method to connect directly with people across the country at a reduced cost and greater reach than traditional media. Social media is not simply the next in a line of communications technologies: it has changed everyday activities and connected people in a manner never before possible.
The rise of smartphone technology has also enabled this trend since people can access the Internet almost anywhere making a mobile device a potential organizing and fundraising tool. Social media has transformed politics as it creates an instantaneous multi-directional public dialogue that offers the ability to rapidly analyze the data and learn from the findings on an unprecedented scope.
The study aims to examine the extent use of social media by the political parties to promote their image and political messages, among their supporters and peoples in social media. The study intends to examine the efforts of social media use pattern in the virtual environment.