Politicking Online

Politicking Online

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Of the many groundbreaking developments in the 2008 presidential election, the most important may well be the use of the Internet. In Politicking Online contributors explorethe impact of technology for electioneering purposes, from running campaigns andincreasing representation to ultimately strengthening democracy. The book reveals how social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are used in campaigns along withe-mail, SMS text messaging, and mobile phones to help inform, target, mobilize, and communicate with voters. While the Internet may have transformed the landscape of modern political campaigns throughout the world, Costas Panagopoulos reminds readers that officials and campaign workers need to adapt to changing circumstances, know the limits of their methods, and combine new technologies with more traditional techniques to achieve an overall balance.The postexperiment survey shows that there is little backlash to receiving text messages. In fact, voters prefer text ... submission by the voter. Unlike landline phone numbers, there is not a public directory available for mobile phone numbers.

Title:Politicking Online
Author:Costas Panagopoulos, Vassia Gueorguieva, Allison Slotnick, Girish Gulati, Christine Williams
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2009-05-01


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