If you look at the party-system we have, its obvious none of the major players seem to have a clue how to use social media for political gain.
Once they get to grips with it not being about mico-party-political broadcasts, then they might get somewhere. But with only a handful of MPs sharing the nouce or having the gumption to use social media properly, it makes the Social Media political party very threatening to the big three.
Social Media is that effective!
Mass media would be part of the championing process. (The British press loves an underdog. And if they try to sabotage a campaign? Then the strengths of social media would batter their arguments with mass rebuttals. Even the press can’t fight – all reader demographics – everyone!)
Now that’s something to Blogs about
- The Dutch Elections 2012: Wisdom Of Crowds? (viralblog.com)
- Can Social Media Break the Two-Party Political System? (greatfinds.icrossing.com)
- Businesses Should Mimic The Politicians With #SocialMedia with [Infogroghic] (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Democrats Like To Mix Politics & Social Media More Than Republicans, Independents [Study] (marketingland.com)
- Political Parties missing opportunities to engage with constituents, warns Punch (rushprnews.com)
- Social Media Party Promise You More Power (ithorts.wordpress.com)