POLITICS VS SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media has become an asset in our modern world. One of the most remarkable changes is, the real-time politics we already take for granted…but this newfound freedom comes at a price.

Can we influence politics by social interaction?

That’s a tricky question and there are mixed opinions, but I feel we hold some responsibility for the political contents we share.

In this new era, one of the most noticeable changes is the way the political campaigns are run. The new resources allow the political parties to have direct contact with their potential voters, backed up by sophisticated analytical tools.

Never in history, so much data has been available for public use.

LOOKING BACK IN TIME

Although, not everything was perfect before social media arrived on the scene….

As well stated by Diane Berry: “Before social media, there was a different social media”.

HOW POLITICS WORKS TODAY

In this intense political period, we have acknowledged a new pattern arising, that has been defined as “chaotic pluralism”. Now it’s the perfect time for both the institutions and media platforms to adapt, in order to better serve their democratic purposes. Click To Tweet

In some cases, Social Media and politics are bonding well: Archive Social created The Obama White House-Social Media Archive (a searchable database comprising all the information in the social media accounts during President Obama’s administration). Listen to the story below:

It’s also interesting to acknowledge how diplomacy and social media are becoming entwined in new ways.

SOME IDEAS FOR THE (NOT SO DISTANT) FUTURE

Call me an idealist (if you so wish).  I believe there’s still room for improvement.

Even in distant or less developed areas, the young population is better informed and getting more involved in political activities than their elders, thanks to social media platforms.

 

How the Internet is Changing Politics | Vinay Nayak | TEDxKingsCollegeLondon

 

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