The Social Construction of Media: Social Media, Culture, and Everyday LifeMain MenuIntroduction of Social MediaHistory and Statistics of Social Media UseOrigins of Memes: Contributors and CauseMemes have to come from somewhere, right? Where is it that they come from and why and how did they begin?Marketing and Entertainment in the Modern World of Social MediaSocial Media's Role in EducationUsage of social media for educational purposesSocial Media and ProfessionalismSocial Media's Role in PoliticsIntroductionSocial Media's Impact on JournalismHow Journalism has morphed into a new type of journalism with the use of social media.BibiliographyBibliographyAuthor BiosHere are a couple of bios of some of the authors that contributed to this book.David Squiresc613f45970ae89ef70516076df94370392b06674Digital Technology & Culture
The Game Changer: Social Media and the 2016 Presidential Election
Social media has been pushing candidates to vote all the way back to the 2008 election, when Twitter was just starting to become a thing. In this day and age, candidates need social media to even stand a chance to become president. The Huffington Post states “The ability to reach the millennial demographic is an important component to campaign efforts. And the reason why is simply because young adults are shifting more of their attention online to social networks “. The Republican Party is working on app to increase the numbers of young voters in the election, because young voters are more likely to sway republican. The app is post to encourage ordinary voters to help register their friends to vote to increase numbers at the poll. Facebook for the 2016 election is starting to live stream all the presidential debates so viewers view all the debates without even turning on their TV. Politicians will be setting a record 9% of their total media campaign budget to digital and social media, which comes out to over a billion dollars. This all relates to my first topic young voters in politics because the social media agencies of the electoral candidates at focusing to millennials.