The Internet has changed the way we do everything. Paying bills is done online. Getting a car or scheduling the next doctors appointment is done with the Internet. It’s clearly the tie that binds the rest of the world. It has become the one stop shop for all the things you could ever want or need in your life. Yes, you can even find yourself a date for a Saturday night. There is nothing you can’t do on the Internet, including winning presidential elections.
It’s no longer a niche market. The Internet is where the world is at and tapping into the many hot social outlets is a great way to get people to notice the candidate that needs the extra push. One of those great social outlets is Twitter.
Twitter is the social media site where it’s a series of small, brief updates. It’s the constant version of the Facebook status updates. It’s very big in the world of news outlets. Sports, politics, and local news use it a lot to convey information to their followers.
Politicians have found this to be a particularly effective way of getting their name, message, and agenda out there to the masses. It’s not a bother for people to follow a candidate. Many do it in hopes of the candidate following them. Once they build their followers they start putting out messages about what they hope for from their run in office as well as links to websites that endorse them or a site that will tell them where they are suppose to vote on voting day.
It’s this sort of thing that really will make a difference for the rest of the elections to follow. Since twitter feeds get buried quite easily it will be important for the candidates to update often. The more people that see the tweet the more people that will be willing able to be affected and get out there and vote.