Over The last few years, one thing has had a most definite impact on politics.
The Tea Party?
Well, yes but…
Obama’s ideology of division?
There is something else. Something bigger than ideologies and bigger than a candidate or a political movement.
It’s social media.
Social media has changed the way we view, discuss and relate to politics.
I’m not just talking about Breitbart although, he did do more to bring social media to the forefront of politics than any other thousand people I know and while his personal impact was too short lived, his residual impact will continue to reverberate and shape the future forever.
I’m talking about garden variety social media and the people who utilize it in the most basic way.
Facebook and Twitter have provided a way to broadcast individual views like never before and just like politics…Social media can bring out the best, and worst in people.
We, as individuals, are able to share our thoughts, ideas, comments, images and yes, our blogs and websites with THOUSANDS of people and it’s real time, live and at times, overpowering.
Think about it. We have watched social media organize uprisings in Egypt, Iran, Syria and in Libya, we watched images and videos of the demise of Gaddafi just moments after he was killed.