By NICOLE GAUDIANO | Federal Times
When Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivers a major speech, he offers his audience a menu of cyber options to learn more and aid the cause.
The independent lawmaker’s 47,000-plus Twitter followers can retweet a play-by-play from his staff, links to the speech and television interviews. More than 70,000 people who “like” Sanders on Facebook can cheer him on with comments on his page.
Recently, visitors to … Read more
By Nick Judd, TechPresident
One of the latest additions to Quora, the social question-and-answer platform? Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), chair of the House Budget Committee.
Ryan joined Quora yesterday and answered two questions, one about the Greek debt crisis and another about his Medicare budget.
“Is Paul Ryan’s budget really ending Medicare as we know it?” was the question that the notable Republican jumped … Read more
by Russ Jones, OneNewsNow.com
A conservative non-profit group announced last week that it will host the Twitter Republican Presidential Debate on July 20 — the first presidential debate conducted through one of the web’s largest social media sites.
Political analyst and pollster Dick Morris will moderate TheTeaParty.net event that will feature many GOP candidates. Dustin Stockton, media director of the conservative group, says the platform will separate the debate from the rest … Read more
By Shannon Travis, CNN.com
Might future presidential debates feature candidates that voters can’t see, can’t hear and who answer questions in 140 characters or less?
While televised presidential debates are far from political extinction, what’s certain is that more and more presidential-type forums are making significant use of social media or wholly being broadcast online.
Cases in point: on Wednesday, President … Read more
By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller
Facebook’s managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company.
But Facebook manager are providing very limited information about which groups are being favored with … Read more