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Young Voters Inspired By Facebook – Infographic

As election day approaches, you might be getting sick of the political bickering in your News Feed. You can try to fight it, but political participation on social media is contagious.

Since 2004, politicians like Howard Dean and Ron Paul have been using social and new media to advance their causes and put themselves in front of younger voters who aren’t just tech-savvy, they’re tech-centric. Facebook and Twitter are powerful tools for spreading information and news, as Barack Obama used to his advantage in his 2008 bid for the presidency.

But Facebook can do more than just familiarize voters with a candidate or let them “Like” a campaign page. For the younger demographic of new voters, social media can be a push to the ballot.

SEE ALSO: Social Is the Secret Weapon in Local Politics

A study out of the University of California found that social messages functioned as highly effective reminders to vote. When pictures of friends appeared in the messages, potential voters were more inspired to take action. Altogether, the study directly influenced the 2010 midterm elections by inspiring more than 300,000 voters to hit the polls. In the end, all that political bickering might only increase the chances of higher voter turnout in the long run.

Check out this infographic from Online College Courses to learn more about the way social media and politics are merging in 2012.

Source: Mashable.com

2012 Small Business Influencer Awards – Marsha Collier

Marsha Collier

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in: Experts

She is considered one of the foremost eBay experts and educators in the world and the top-selling author. In 1999 Marsha created the first edition of eBay For Dummies, the bestselling book for eBay beginners. She followed up the success of the first book with Starting an eBay Business For Dummies, a book targeting individuals interested in making e-commerce their full-time profession. That book became an instant nationwide hit, making several notable best-seller lists. These books are updated regularly to keep up with site and market changes.

Marsha’s books have sold over 1,000,000 copies (including the special editions in foreign countries: two in Australia, two in Canada, and two in the United Kingdom, as well as translations in Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and German). Due to Marsha’s background in ecommerce, she branched out and has made her mark on the Social Media scene, named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter. Social media blended so well with online selling that she authored The Ultimate Online Customer Service Guide: How to Connect with Your Customers to Sell More for John Wiley in 2011…See More AND Vote For Marsha

Supercommittee failure? No, the U.S. voter failed – You get what you vote for, or not vote for

Supercommittee failure? No, the U.S. voter failed – MarketWatch First Take – MarketWatch.

True story. If you look at the outcome of an election, one has to wonder what people do expect to happen in politics. One can make out an educational problem, or just take political membership as a lifestyle. With at least the half of the population suffering from the financial crisis and the following recession, it is hard to believe that we have a political mess such as this.

If, one day, all Americans decide to go vote after really thinking about what is really good for them, then we will have a clear direction in American politics. “Good for them” means thinking about important stuff such as health care, social services, jobs, tax, not gun rights, abortion or other material to “make a catch”. Until then, it will be the same as usual. The minority that is going to vote will vote as a lifestyle, whether it fits their needs or not. If grandpa voted Republican, the grandchild is voting Republican as well and the other way around. The rest is complaining and watching TV rather than go vote.

Ilana Eberson | Small Business Influencers

Ilana Eberson | Small Business Influencers.



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