Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The internet and the election

According to a Pew/Internet Report, a record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the 2008 campaign, share their views and mobilize others.

Other findings include:

  • 39% of online Americans have used the internet to access "unfiltered" campaign materials, which includes video of candidate debates, speeches and announcements, as well as position papers and speech transcripts.

  • 12% of online 18-29 year-olds have posted their own political commentary or writing to an online newsgroup, website or blog.

  • 10% say they have used social networking sites such as Facebook or MySpace to gather information or become involved.

Read the entire report at www.pewinternet.org

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