Twitter’s political potency can’t be doubted

There are debates about how useful Twitter is for business but this story should make clear just how powerful Twitter is on the political landscape.

Twitter has a select list of suggested people to follow and it seems that until recently that list tilted Democratic, particularly in California where Republicans running for Governor were kept off the list. 

That’s been corrected and Meg Whitman, who is running on the Republican ticket for governor, saw her followers shoot up to more than 61,000 followers after being added to the list.  Before she had about 4,000.

More significantly, the outcry about the alleged Twitter bias has prompted the California Fair Political Practices Commission to announce hearing on whether it need to regulate how social networking are involved in political campaigns.


Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: