2012 online

John Moe Apr 20, 2011

As Obama gets ready for his Facebook town hall this afternoon, The New York Times writes today that the political left doesn’t own the Internet – Republicans are better equipped to take their politicking online this election season. Sarah Palin rolled out a new website on Tuesday; Mitt Romney is already pushing #mitt2012; Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee are all on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Tim Pawlenty has learned a lesson from social games. His campaign allows people to earn ” badges and points to supporters who participate more fully in the campaign. As an example, supporters get 10 points for connecting their Facebook account to the campaign’s Web site and 5 points for adding their Twitter account. If you post a message on your Facebook page or set up your own group, you get a badge. “

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