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How CNN Used Social Media Through The Recent Debate

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CNN recently displayed an awesome example of how a typically boring industry (politics) spiced things up by incorporating social media into the mix during the recent GOP debate in New Hampshire. If you got a chance to watch it you probably noticed that there was a nice social media marketing presence in the air. Prior to Obama the internet played virtually no role in how politics where presented into the main stream. Today, social media and the digital space play a very large and important role in how politicians spread their online message and build their follower base. For those of you who still don’t believe that social media is an important part of growing awareness in general take a look at how politicians are leveraging this powerful messaging space to their word.

A large screen right in the debate hall displayed social media commentary results real time from special invites and other users utilizing a specific Twitter hash tag.

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