Social media and politics
What impact will it have on 2012 election?
- Duration 3:29
- Date Sep 3, 2012
What impact will it have on 2012 election?
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-- taking on a whole new role ahead of the election and during the conventions.
-- -- the candidates currently stand our resident tech guru on FOX & Friends Weekend anchor Clayton Morris is here to tell us good -- of these candidates standpoint what's interesting you know this is the first time we're looking at a convention happening in hyper speed and has before used to get a big bump after a convention you have a few weeks in between a convention now we have a few days.
Social media this time though was instantaneous during the RNC opponents and journalists taking to Twitter almost immediately.
And one of the first places where you really -- have an impact during the Lawrence he was during Paul Ryan's speech journalists and pundits taking there.
To point out some factual mistakes during his speech and that sort of overshadowed largely.
His speech on social media at this time anywhere in America yeah he said he ran a marathon a certain amount of time he had runners who were taking to social media saying I'm a marathon -- -- can't run -- -- back and say you're sorry knew he PT back and corrected it even his brother took to social media to call him out and say you didn't that you can.
Write that -- -- pretty cat right right.
Well Paul Ryan and his speech 6700.
Tweets per -- right governor Romney's speech 141000.
Tweets from and a.
So it's a powerful way to measure how effective speech as -- we think about Frank -- you know friend of fox I channel he does those -- where he sits down with focus groups and he adds he has them watch particular commercials or speeches and you -- -- -- -- going up -- down at a particular moment.
Think about that and multiply that times 101000 reading -- 141000.
Tweets being sent her a minute you're getting a real mood of the candidate at that time.
Mitt Romney's speech did not fare so well on social media in fact he took a little bit of a hit in the Twitter index the Twitter political index he went from.
He went from about 46 down to 38%.
After his speech -- on it interesting that -- find out if the younger generation goes to the polls now because they feel like they have a voice.
Being able to comment on the conventions they're more interested in politics I'm sure.
Because they're watching these speeches and they're commenting on Twitter and think about it as a second screen when most people are sitting there watching the convention speeches they -- interact with their friends to see how they're responding to speech is so they're sitting there on their Smartphones are sitting there with their tablets.
And they are on FaceBook and they're watching these speeches.
The one of the biggest issues actually -- most read tweeted tweet all weeklong didn't even come from Republican -- came from President Obama.
Who about the -- Eastwood empty chair said this seats taken.
And tweeted a picture they actually tweeted a picture of him sitting in the president share.
That was the most re tweeted photo from the entire RNC came from Democrat right second mystery -- ever the first re -- was when he supporting gay marriage right that can also be interesting to see this week at the DNC because.
People -- out there fact checking so the mainstream media is missing something you have people out there who instantaneously taking -- blogs.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They're usually the Democrats not necessarily if you think about -- infancy and really its growth came about because of conservatives the famous hash tag TCU team on Twitter is really a conservative hash -- -- you saw a lot more conservatives taking to Twitter in the early days.
Then you did in fact John McCain was one of the leading conservatives on Twitter before -- -- -- -- So I don't know how the numbers shake out liberals Democrat -- conservatives on Twitter.
But conservatives have had a really strong voice on Twitter thanks so much for being with this my interest in wants it will --