Who says politicians and influential people cannot use the internet to reach out to Americans, particularly the youth? Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, just launched the first episode of her new podcast. Her first guest – no one else but Former US President Barack Obama. The podcast is simply a talk show where Lady Boss Obama would be inviting in some friends, family members, equally influential people, and more to talk about life, in general. It didn’t come as a surprise that she would be interviewing none other than the 44th President of the United States, but their conversation took surprising turns. [Read more…]
Michelle Obama’s well received speech was not only admired by many listeners, it was also a bit hit on Twitter where it earned 28,003 Tweet per minute. Putting her big night into perspective Mitt Romney’s speech garnered just 14,239 tweets per minute and he was in the midst of officially accepting the GOP nomination for President.
While Mitt Romney and his campaign have tried to create a larger voice in social media President Obama had a huge head start. For example Obama has 18.4 million Twitter followers while Romney is still sitting at the 1 million marker.
A recent Pew Internet study has also revealed that Democrats tend to use social media sites more than Republicans and Independents to spread political messages. In fact Republicans in the survey claimed that social media is not really all that important during an election. [Read more…]