April 22nd, 2010
11:12 AM ET
12 years ago

CNN Radio: 'Golden Age' of political social media?

(CNN) - Political candidates have learned to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools to promote their campaigns. But is there room for yet another?

"If you look at these types of sites, the last thing we need to do is start creating these networks all over again because it is pretty time-consuming," says David Almacy, the White House Internet Director for much of former President Bush George W. Bush's second term.

Now a senior vice president at Edelman Communications, Almacy said that he worries some new "fad" for communicating a political message might come along forcing campaigns to start from scratch, which he said could frustrate supporters who are comfortable with the current online networking tools.

He thinks the major sites have not matured completely, but are well established and useful enough that "we're on the cusp of it coming into more of a 'Golden Age'" with less need for something new to engage voters and activists.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Diridi

    For unemployment??? for shipping jobs and factories overseas....??for not working on immigration....

    April 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Florida Joe

    What took Darth Vader so long to endorse Rubio? I wasn't like he would EVER endorse a candidate like Gov Crist that actually listens to the people of Florida before making a decision...........
    Remember it was Darth Vader that said he didn't care what the people thought of his actions............Gov Crist needs to run as an independent and then we'll see what the majority of voters think not just these Right Wing Whackos like Rubio

    April 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. Millie (GSO)

    Dumb & Dumber....what a couple of bufoons

    April 22, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. Finding a Rock to hide under.

    They have found it is much easier to lie to people in writing than face to face.

    April 22, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. JA/TN

    has there ever been any loyalty

    April 22, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    He thinks the major sites have not matured completely

    Unfortunately, neither have Americans.

    Read the comments of those voicing their uninformed, conservative talk show opinions. When asked to give specifics or links to substantiate their claims, silence sets in - or they become indignant and revert to name calling, grade school mentality better left at the playground.

    April 22, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. keith A. sillsbury

    Thats right dave, These kids and their new fangle internet stuff. We can't let them get away from us....ahhh I mean.... away with that. We should stop them from starting any new fads. yeah thats it, thats the ticket.

    April 22, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |