The Social Construction of Media: Social Media, Culture, and Everyday Life

Social Media's Role in Politics

     This chapter discusses how Social Media is being used by people to engage in politics.  This chapter delves into how social media is being used to encourage young voters to be engaged in political discussion and specifically how presidential candidates have used social media in recent elections to engage with there voters.  This chapter focuses on specifically the role of the youth in politics, how social media pushes people to vote, and comparing how politicians use social media in the 2008 election compared to the current one. 

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