By Bill Minutaglio
Bill Minutaglio Published: Oct. 20, 2010
Campaign spin doctors — from both the left and the right — hope to lure new voters to their candidates through Facebook and Twitter, but will they instead lead cautious voters to further tune out the political “news”?
Allen Sanderson said on Dec. 23, 2010 at 1:35 p.m. The election of President Obama is proof that social media can affect politics. Once I saw the video at http://socialmarketinginc.com/ I was convinced that social networking was now a permanent part of our lives.
Simon Terpstra said on Oct. 22, 2010 at 7:47 a.m. Interesting article, Bill. Social media can have amazing benefits for political candidates if they are used properly. The politicians who use social media accounts just to parrot the party line and not reflect on their inner thoughts or personality will find voters turned off and will not seek engagement. It's a dangerous road to take but many still do.
In Australia (I’m an Australian), social media are being misused by Australian politicians and their associated spin doctors. American politician are not alone.