Politics

Obama vs. Romney: The Social Media War to the White House

Thu., May. 3, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
by Terry Shropshire

FACEBOOK:

Barack Obama

Barack Obama’S Facebook following is gargantuan with more than 26 million followers and 283,000 “talking about this.” Expanding on his usage from the historic 2008 campaign, Obama exploits Facebook’s vast reach to disseminate information via infographics about lightning-rod subjects such as student loan reform and job creation, videos from the campaign, the Oval Office and behind-the-scenes photos of life in the White House.

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney’s Facebook presence is very formidable as well. There are very few non-entertainers and athletes who can boast two million followers and about 127,000 people “talking about this.” Romney’s page is less infographic-driven than Obama’s. Instead, there’s a focus on campaign ads, text-based updates and Instagram photos.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Denise-Adams-Anderson/1459517198 Karen Denise Adams Anderson

    OBAMA deserves a second term… Let him finish his plans. This time without the petty politics!!!

  • Arnold Jenson

    ere’s we be goin’! Jus’ not feelin’ dat half n half Obama dis days. He be feelin his whitie roots, but jus’ not helpin’ his hands on a brotha. When’s the last time his fingers be feelin da Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices? Obama be feelin some Oreo loves…he better be eatin some whitie burgers and feedin dat belly then suckling on Aunt Jemima’s tasty vittles. Brotha needs ta be black…insides and out.