Saturday, April 02, 2011

The Internet, Democracy, and Independent Voters in the US

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
NOW TRENDING: THE INTERNET COULD USHER IN AN INDEPENDENT REVOLUTION THAT TOPPLES THE TWO-PARTY ESTABLISHMENT (by Christopher A. Guzman, CAIVN) The difference between internet and television is that the former isn't limited to those with the most money to buy up all the campaign slots. Furthermore, tools like social media (when used correctly) are not only more cost-effective than buying television ads, they also encourage a productive two-way conversation between candidates and their constituents. With social media, candidates are actually forced to communicate effectively instead of selling their talking points like products needing to be purchased in late-night television informercials.

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