November 27, 2008

Social Media and the Making of a President

Social Media and the Making of a President



According to Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, “Were it not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not be president.”


In his presidential campaign, United States President-elect Barack Obama made use of social-networking in a way that was unheard of. As a result of this non-traditional approach, his team managed to shatter all previous fundraising records, collecting an unprecedented amount of more than $650 million!


87% of this record sum was raised through Social Networking!


Web Spiders, a leader in Rich Internet and Social Media solutions, now helps you understand how Social Media shaped the US presidential election of 2008… and how millions across the nation came together to elect as their leader a person who not so long ago described himself as “a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too”.


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Barack 2.0 – Social Media and the Making of a President


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