September 9th, 2008 by Andy Merchant
Obama and McCaine have been the first ever presidential campaigners to promote themselves within the realms of social media – and they have done a cracking job at it too!
The following posts demonstrate the uses and power social media has gained for Obma and Mcain in the race for the US presidency.
Social Media Snippets has a great review of Analyzing Barack Obamaâ€™s Social MediaÂ Strategy, which includes the uses of Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter to promote his presidential campaign.
Another post worth reading is Social Media 301: GOP and McCain Use ofÂ Web.
Another interesting site to follow the US presidential campaign through is Gov tweets, where mentions of the US presidential campaign are pulled into a Twitter microsite, and colour-coded by the party they reference – nice touch!
Prespc tv is another useful resource that drills down graphically on such things as:
72 total : 27 overlap today
558 total : 155 overlap today
Also worth a look is the YouTube channel called You Choose. The site is dedicated to the presidential race and offers all Obma’s and McCaine Youtube video plus lots of others to help You Choose.