If I had to give advice to 2017 elected officials in regards to Media Richness Theory and social media, I would say that Twitter is your best bet. It allows users to combine personal, written messages with high variety language. Since officials have to reach a broad audience, face-to-face communication, or even phone calls aren’t […]Read more "Media Richness & Advice to Political WONKS"
If I were given the honor to give some advice to our elected officials, I would love to help out the infamous Twitter troll of 2016 (and I wouldn’t hesitate to give him the crown in 2017 as well) otherwise known as our President, Donald Trump. He brandishes his courser in frustration and goes on […]Read more "Need to Blow Off Steam? Stay Off of Twitter"
With any new administration, citizens often tend to closely look into how their voices remain to be heard. In 2017, this is no different. We have seen a president take to Twitter for several announcements, major marches with signs depicting peoples’ true feelings, and a look into what exactly “alternative facts” truly means. For the […]Read more "Advice for a low-information-rich administration"
Dear newly elected officials – don’t underestimate the power of a hashtag. It can garner you thousands of supporters in mere seconds. Just ask Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was recently silenced on the Senate floor while reading aloud a 1986 Coretta Scott King opposition letter to Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions. She took quickly to […]Read more "The Hashtag Revolution"
For Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, the world of social media is not a secretly. Throughout his presidential campaign and even now, he has consistently been active on his social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. As an elected official in 2017, being active and engaged with the online community through […]Read more "Let Hashtags Be Your Best Friends"
After the presidential election 2017, the way politicians convey their words has dramatically changed. Unsurprisingly, president Donald Trump is at the front line, leading such a phenomenon. In the past, it has been deemed a social norm for politicians to carefully use or cite certain radical words that could mislead audiences. However, Trump totally broke […]Read more "“Strategic discretion is advised”"
It is without doubt that social media played a major role in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. And with the new administration, social media’s presence in our democracy is anything but on the decline. Twitter seems to be one of President Trump’s favorite ways to communicate to the public… whether it be political or publicity. It […]Read more "Set Examples, Tweet with Caution"
We all know how much you love Twitter Mr. President. Over the course of eight years, you’ve mastered the platform and have managed to become one of the most followed figures. Good for you. But it has done little for you in terms of winning unanimous public support for your travel ban. According to NPR, […]Read more "If you want to solve problems Mr. President, stop tweeting"
This is the era in which social media is the becoming the fastest way to receive the news. Past politicians have adapted to the use of social media by using its various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and various other platforms that allow them to have a voice. Many of these politicians used it to mark […]Read more "Getting real on social media"
Elected officials in 2017 hold a unique responsibility, because social media played a part in their campaigns and continues to influence their interaction with citizens. It is important that they speak in a tasteful manner and understand that no matter what they post, there are going to be people who agree and those that do […]Read more "Advice to 2017 Elected Officials"