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Impact of Social Media on Elections (INFOGRAPHIC)


How will social media impact this election? The folks at Open-Site know. It put together a graphic showing the impact of social media on the campaigns for the 2012 November presidential elections. It notes that the elected officials are well aware of the importance of staying plugged into their constituents via sites like Facebook and Twitter. Among politicians, 9 out of 10 Senators and Representatives have Twitter accounts.

Some are starting to wonder whether social media may become an accurate predictor or election outcomes.  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.

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Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog Techyaya.com and founded the annual 200 Black Women to Follow On Twitter List. Read her bio, then get all of her online & digital biz startup advice and tools in one spot here!

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