Can social media increase the power of the President?

Consider these stats...

There are 232 million people all over the world on Twitter

There are about 316 million people living in the United States

President Obama's Twitter account has over 51 million followers

Mr. Marolla's Twitter account has 46 followers. Not 46 million. Just 46

Watch this short video and answer the question below in the comments section.

Do you think social media can be a good tool for the President? Explain.
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2 years ago
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I think social media is a good tool for the president because the people can see and hear how he reacts to questions and his views on issues. His ideas and comments can reach more people at one time.

2 years ago
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I think social media is a great tool for the president because it interests younger people. Not many adolescents find joy in watching the news anymore, but reaching out to them with another type of media will help them understand and maybe even increase the likeliness of the President because he's "cool."

2 years ago
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Yes I do think that social media can be a good tool for the president so he can try and persuade more people that he is in it for the people. However I am not one of his supporters.

11 months ago
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Yes, I believe that social media can be a good tool for the President to use because it is a way to reach out to the people directly and see there response right there in front of him.

6 months ago
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Yes, absolutely. The President can connect with people immediately. Giving his opinions, policy prescriptions, etc. And when a President can do this it forms a more intimate relationship with the people, in turn, earning their trust.

6 months ago
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yes I believe he should have social media to keep everyone updated but anything he is planning on or anything that is going on.

6 months ago
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Yes because it's a good way for a president to connect to young adults.

6 months ago
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Danielle Kauffman; I believe that social media can be good for the president, but at the same time I don't think that it is a good idea for the president to have social media. It could be good because he could put his goals out there more, but at the same time anything they put on anybody in the world can see and the wrong people could see something they shouldn't.

3 months ago
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I don't think social media is a good tool for the president. His words/actions could be bad for this country. It can cause many more problems and we have enough of them right now.

2 months ago
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yes it is because he is able to send a formal or informal message that will reach a larger majority than if it were just on tv.