November 6, 2012 4:33 PM Subscribe
What are some examples of new, interesting, funny, and/or powerful ways in which social media have been used during the current 2012 U.S. election season? What's caught your eye? Who's doing it right, who's doing it very wrong, where are the notable gaps?
posted by Superplin to Law & Government (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is a little different from this past question
, which addressed campaign communication more broadly. Here, my focus is specifically on social medi : I'm giving a talk on social media and U.S. politics in general (er, tomorrow), and while the main bits are done, I'd love to have a lot of timely examples to go out with a bang. I obviously know about the Obama AMA on Reddit (and his follow-up today), but I'm kind of drawing a blank about other innovations this election season.
In 2010, there was a lot of talk of the growing role of FourSquare and other location-based apps. Are you still seeing that, or has the trend fizzled out? What are the coolseekers doing this time around? Have there been any hilarious gaffes?
Distract yourself from the election by talking about social media and the election!