Social Media is a wonderful place for politics
I know several people who say “Never discuss politics on social media.” Well, have I got news for you, people on social LOVE politics and it is quite possibly the best place for them. I certainly don’t want to waste my time talking about them offline (either), unless it is over beer at a bonfire, and being online is very much a time waster for most people. People use social media when sitting in the car line to grab the kids, when watching TV at night, heck, some people are glued to their phone when eating supper. If you admit it or not, smartphones have even replaced the magazine in the bathroom.
Facebook is THE place for people to vent their frustrations in life, especially when it comes to politics. Facebook knows this, and they even give people special “I voted” badges or whatever on voting day. 99% of the time when I see a Facebook rant on Facebook (which I don’t use anymore) it is full of completely ignorant statements.
The only people who don’t want to discuss politics on social with their immediate friends are those who have also connected with others professionally, or those who are putting on a show in an effort to “keep everyone happy”. These are hands down my least favorite people to follow online, even if I love them in real life.
On Twitter, things are a bit different. Maybe it is just the people I follow in Twitter, but there is a less negative tone there.
It doesn’t matter what the message is. (Almost) all news is good news when it comes to this stuff.
I do not see people’s minds being changes on subjects on social media. It isn’t like someone who wants Rand Paul to win is suddenly going to see a retweet about Hillary and say “Oh wow, I’ll go vote for her instead.”
Rumors of her campaign launch
The rumors are already circulating. There are still plenty of people who do not think she is going to run at all, or that she will announce she is not running. Really?
The current rumor is that her campaign will launch on 12PM on Sunday, April 12, 2015 via Twitter.
Does it matter?
If she announces this on TV, social media will light up. If she announces the news on Twitter, TV reports will begin. I don’t think it matters when or where the presidential run is announced.
Do you think Hillary Clinton will announce her run on Twitter? Do you think it will be on a different social media platform? Do you think it matters? Do you want her to win?
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