NO DOUBT, this year's election cycle has garnered a lot of excitement from the younger generations.
Younger voters have been voting in primaries at higher rates than in the past, across the country.
Still, very few young people actually read the news, watch broadcast news or read online sites that have great depth. Rather, the New York Times reports, young people are using social networking tools like facebook, myspace and YouTube to send along individual stories.
Is this a good thing? Can people really become deeply informed by reading the handful of stories that become viral in cyberspace? Are they getting comprehensive information?
Can we get enough information just through word of mouth?
Now, each of the candidates have pages in myspace and facebook, and they all drop videos onto YouTube. By bypassing traditional media - sending messages directly to the audience rather than have messages filtered by the media, are the candidates setting the agenda?
1 year ago