Decision 2012: Civics & Citizenship

Global Connections

Global Connections

Global Connections

In 2008, when Barack Obama announced the selection of his running mate, then-Sen. Joe Biden, via text message to his supporters, he sparked an ongoing discussion about the role of social media in presidential campaigns. The same discussion is taking place in other countries around the world as the impact of social media becomes undeniable. Read about the role social media has played in recent elections in Mexico, Iran and Thailand. How do you see the candidates in the current U.S. presidential race using social media? How are U.S. voters using social media? How is this the same and how is it different from what has been happening in other places around the world?