Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Social Media Politics: Get There Ahead of the Pack

Since social media is a required component in today's political campaigning, candidates and campaigns readying for 2014 may want to look at a recent socialmediatoday.com post for tips on effective social media politicking. And at the top of the recommendations is to "Get there first."  An example of how effective it is to get your message out ahead of the noisy pack is provided by Congressional Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who made news, and gained fans, by being the first-ever Congressman to broadcast his vote using Vine, Twitter's video-sharing app. The six-second clip showed Swalwell voting “nay” to what he deemed a GOP attempt to decrease health protection for women. Swalwell garnered more than normal attention simply because he posted impactful content in a low-competition area. Ten Senators also have posted on Vine since the Senate officially approved its use. For other tips on politically savvy use of social media, see the article at http://socialmediatoday.com/anqicong/1650081/how-use-social-media-your-political-campaign

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