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Social Networks and Politics: 16% Have “Changed Their Views” Based On Social Media

Social Networks and Politics: 16% Have "Changed Their Views" Based On Social Media

Over one-third of social network users consider sites like Facebook and Twitter “very” or “somewhat” important for keeping up with political news, and fully one-quarter (25%) see these sites as a place for debating political issues. A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project reveals that social networking sites are not only a place for users to keep an eye on politics, but can also serve as a venue for debate or changes in political views. Read →

21% of Online Adults Connect to November 2010 Elections Via Social Networking Sites

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Social media tools have ‘become a regular part’ of the political landscape, according to a recent report by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In the months leading up to the November 2010 elections, 21% of online adults used social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace¬†to connect to a campaign or the election […] Read →

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