Here are some interesting statistics concerning how social media will affect the November 6, 2012 United States presidential election.
Social media can be used to provide a counterbalance to the two-party system lock on elections in the United States, whether it be the promotion of a third party candidate or a vote for “None of the above,” as some jurisdictions effectively allow by declining your ballot.
I have achieved successful outreach through various social media for my blog and radio program, and I have found that prominent personalities are more apt to respond through sites like Twitter and Facebook where the exchanges can be publicly seen, than through private email.
Consider, additionally, smaller social media sites, which are less apt to be controlled with content filters and more strict account restrictions, in the case that you have an important message to get out that may not be popular for most readers.
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