After months of television debates and attack ads, recorded telephone solicitations and political mailers, to say nothing of campaign yard signs, we’re ready to cast our ballots and to start counting them.
In 2007, Barack Obama reached hundreds of thousands of voters through social media and e-mail campaigns. Today, Sarah Palin has more than 2.3 million Facebook followers. In 2010, most vote-seekers use a website and a Facebook or Twitter page to solicit donations and hope their messages go viral.
According to HispanicBusiness.com, social media makes the electorate feel powerful and influential because they’re in touch with the candidates. One tweet is easier than going “door-to-door in a cold rain” to spread the message.
So, we wonder, did social media influence your political choices this year?
No matter how you connected with your politicians, we hope you vote.
It’s all a matter of citizenship.