How Social Media Will Affect the Election [INFOGRAPHIC]

Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets and users. But voters are not the only people who use social media; among politicians, 9 out of 10 Senators and Representatives have Twitter accounts. However, many are starting to wonder if social media is becoming less a reporter of political races and more of a predictor of the results. In Senate races, the candidate with more Facebook friends than his or her opponent has won 81% of the time. And one email sent to 60 million Facebook users prompted an additional 340,000 people to vote in the 2010 election. This infographic illustrates just how politics and social media are affecting each other.

How Social Media Will Affect The Elections [INFOGRAPHICS]

 

Link to the original site: http://open-site.org/blog/social-media-election/

2 Responses

  1. Ramzkie says:

    Yes, i agree that candidates should invest in social media, it is a powerful tool for establishing online presence, online reputation, and convert followers into voters.

  2. Sooner or later, candidates will invest a heavily on social media campaigns. It has become a powerful medium now that can’t go unnoticed.

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