It was claimed that the 2008 US Election was won by Barack Obama through his campaigns work on social media. Now with the most ever re-tweets this time round and huge support throughout the campaign on Facebook and Twitter the same could be argued again.
After he won the previous US Election in 2008 the New York Time stated:
“The Obama campaign did not invent anything completely new. Instead, by bolting together social networking applications under the banner of a movement, they created an unforeseen force to raise money, organize locally, fight smear campaigns and get out the vote that helped them topple the Clinton machine and then John McCain and the Republicans.” (more…)
Libya is Facebook’s fastest growing country in terms of percentage increase in national users over the last 6 months. Usage of Facebook in the north African country has gone up 588.86% with Facebook users rising to 316,000 in 6 months.
The impact of Facebook on the Arab Spring
We heard during the revolutions of the Arab Spring that everyday people were using the social network (as well as YouTube and Twitter) to post their videos and their commentary on the events that unfolded. (more…)
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