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US Viral Politics 2008 October 6, 2007

Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Journalism, Social Media, Web Video, YouTube.
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Is social media changing the flavor of the US presidential debate? In an election with no incumbent, and a range of candidates as diverse as America has ever seen (female, African-American, Mormon, pro-choice Republican, etc.) new media throws an additional curveball into an already unstable game.

The real question is whether new voters and non-voters will turn out as a result of the YouTube revolution. Online registration, mobile phone voting information and a bevy of other technologies designed to get out the vote can become “the digital equivalent of walking the precinct and knocking on doors. Read more.

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