The Role of Video-Centric Social Media in Politics

You’ve heard of Vine by now, the Instagram competitor owned by Twitter that allows users to make 6 second videos and share them with their friends and followers.

Now this relatively new social media platform is becoming used more and more in politics to make a quick point.

In February, a California House speaker showcased the first bill he signed on Vine.

In June, a Democratic Congressman from California voted on an abortion bill, and filmed his vote for all his Vine followers to see.

Even the First Lady is jumping on the bandwagon. In July, she uploaded footage from her trip to South Africa.

Do you think there’s a place for video-centric social media in politics?

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