This is a guest post courtesy of maxyRO
In America, we’re in the midst of the elections. It’s a time where the political landscape is changing and everyone is trying to grab a slice of the pie. We, as social media users, have paid a good share of attention to the US elections, sometimes unwillingly.
It goes without saying that social media is a big part of the online campaigns that are helping candidates reach out to its younger audience. But it’s not just the US candidates that have taken up social media and started using it as a political tool.
Countries overseas are also getting into the social media landscape. Romania has the first Prime Minister in the European Union to get both a twitter and a facebook account along with the launch of his new website.
For most of the emerging countries, the closest they get to Web 2.0 is a blog. Romanian Prime Minister, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, is the first to go further and use these platforms as a political marketing tool. It’s a small step for politics, but a big step for the social media landscape in the growing country of Romania. Twitter is no longer connecting only marketers. It’s growing to such an extent that it now encompasses various social categories in several countries.
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