Volume 87 Issue 16 | p. 37
Issue Date: April 20, 2009

Changing Policy

Online social-networking sites have influence on the political process
Department: Government & Policy

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other electronic social-networking tools have quickly become part of the daily grind. They are transforming how people communicate and how information is disseminated. And they are also becoming influential forces in the political process.

It wasn't long ago when it was just the 20-something crowd that was connecting through such social-networking sites, but now a wide and growing age demographic is on board. Participants who use these largely . . .

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