From the world of foreign politics, think more and more parties are actually using social media to share messages throughout the world, which has implications for building opinions to support certain political goals.
The Power of Social Media
How do we get to the point where we can no longer walk back from the world of social media? If Facebook is a country, it could be the biggest country and it will be the third-largest country after China and India.
Social media reduced traditional socio-economic barriers to becoming famous. Perhaps herein lies the main added value of social media, where you don’t have to “be a person” to “be someone” on social media. Housewives, politicians, journalists, government spokesmen, clerics, bureaucrats, artist school children, and activists see and deliberately exploit the potential of social media.
Chat messages on social media have given rise to a reservoir of political energy that suggests new relationships between new media technologies, politics, and public life. This digital technology turned out to be “powerful” enough to be utilized in the process of opinion formation and ongoing activities among community groups.
The downside, hower, is that politicians and other celebrities are deprived of their privacy. Many onlookers are ready to share whatever will capture the interest of the people sharing the tiniest bits of information from the car speakers technology these politicians use to the cars they drive.
What is the main attraction so that people post their work, in the “public”?
Conventional mass media such as newspapers or magazines do not have “success” of this magnitude. The appeal of social media is that the average person, with little or no cutting-edge computer skills, can be successful using them, content can be created and accessed with smartphones, and can be easily intertwined. Links to videos posted on YouTube can embed links on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. In other words, large numbers of people can be easily and cheaply contacted through various services. The beauty that social media brings becomes even more appealing to politicians as they try to capture the hearts of the people.