Social Media websites are flooded with postings promoting one presidential candidate or insulting another. Conventional wisdom says that after the nominations are handed out, we will see a decrease simply because there will be fewer people to post stories about. This assumption is incorrect, but we’ll explain that later. Right now, the landscape for social media coverage is starting on a temporary downslide. [Read more...]
Digg has the traffic. StumbleUpon has the users. Reddit has the game when it comes to influencing political opinions.
All of the top social media websites have their advantages and disadvantages. For political prowess, Reddit has the one major advantage and several minor advantages that make it more of a focal point for politicians than the mass exposure that Digg and StumbleUpon enjoy. The major advantage is the discussion and debate through comments. [Read more...]