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Are politicians having a positive influence on a younger voting audience by their increased use of social media sites?

Politicians are using mediums such as YouTube and social network sites in an attempt to become more relevant to a younger voter demographic. Is this making a difference? How effective is this new medium in getting the politicians message across? I am also interested in any research done on this topic.

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  • Jun 13 2011: I think these politicians are getting a lot more exposure, but if the youth doesn't know what these politicians are really doing for our country, what help does that bring us as a country? I don't think its a positive nor effective thing to do.
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      Jun 16 2011: Good point Sara - they are getting more exposure but not necessarily delivering the message any more effective

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