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The Rise and Fall of Social Media in American Politics (And How it May Rise Again)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 6 2012

Four years ago for us here techPresident, Election Day was a moment to reflect on the Internet's impact on the campaign, and in particular how so many voters had ventured onto the playing field of politics by using new interactive media, self-publishing tools like blogs and YouTube, and nascent social networks like Facebook. But if you've spent any time reading techPresident this cycle, you've noticed that we've more or less stopped paying close attention to social media metrics. The reason is, they didn't make a difference to the race. The question is why. Read More

Romney Campaign Uses Facebook To Publish Former Massachusetts Governor's Favorite Hits

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, March 9 2012

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign published a Spotify playlist of 19 songs on Facebook Friday. "A lot of you ask what Mitt listens to on the road. We compiled a list of favorites and put them on Spotify. Subscribe and ... Read More

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