I would like to share some of my blog posts that i created during my social media classes at Durham college. These posts are related to social media development and how it was few years ago and how it will be in the future. It also includes the topic "Social Media President-Barack Obama", that tells us that how Barack Obama used social media in elections and how it helped him in being successful.
From the post "Social Media in the future"-
These days there are great improvements in social media monitoring and analytics. The cultural shift would take people to expose their personal details widely on different social media sites. Sharing their likes, dislikes, opinions, photos, videos and other forms of personal information will be the norm and people will become more accepting of personalized experiences, both business and personal, those are reacting to lack of personal information.
Social networks would be decentralized. Friend’s network concept will be a portable experience. Most of the digital experiences will be able to take advantage of the power of social networks in a way that leverages readily available personal information and the relationships that we establish electronically. We’re already seeing the beginnings of this with Facebook Connect and Google’s FriendConnect. Essentially, our interaction with search engines will be different. Real-time information in Google search, e.g. from Twitter, blog results and user reviews, will be more prominent. Google’s Social Search will change the way we interact with search engines by pushing relevant content from our personal networks to the front of search results, making them more personalized.
Widely accessible information from all around the social media world will be used to enhance everyday experiences. Let’s take and example, the contacts book in our phones links to Facebook and Twitter to show real-time updates on what the contact is doing before you put in the call, real-time reviews from friends and associates will appear in GPS-based mapping services as a standard feature, and socially enabled CRM will change the way companies manage business relationships forever. Social media will become an ordinary thing in everyone’s life that the thoughts of not having socially enhanced experiences will seem illogical. I hope we are not talking about the social media in the future and we just refer to digital media again.
From the post "Change did happen"-
“Change can happen”-Barack Obama used to say this earlier when he was fighting to win 2008 elections for the president of United States. And this change would not have happened if he didn’t used social media at its maximum extent. He’s not just the first African American president but also the first president to utilized technologies beyond email or a cell phone to office to raise campaign donations. He’s the first “Social Media President” in history. He was the first one who understood the power of sharing and communicating through social media not only to deliver and receive messages, but to energize the Americans into action. Barack Obama along with his whole campaign team focused in and realized the power and they utilized different technologies that took them from the bottom to the top. Even in the 2012 elections, Obama used social media pretty well for his campaigns. It wasn’t just one social media website that they used, they used everything working in conjunction with other websites, complementing each other and promoting the same singular message of the change that can happen if people who use those websites helped to elect Barack Obama as the President of United States of America.
All these politicians should have a page on Facebook and twitter as well because these two websites are most popular social media sources all around the world. They can use these websites to promote their campaigns like they can make a special page where they can put on information regarding their coming events and what they going to do if they win. This can help people a lot when it comes to making their decision when they go for voting. Also, politicians have a huge advantage to gain more knowledge from their followers that what they want and how they want, so that they can follow their instructions and become an all-people lover political party.