This article talks about politicians using social media to engage voters and mobilise support quickly.
Thought and feelings: I feel that using social media is an effective way for politicians to engage with their residents. Nowadays, people use social media more often than regular face to face talking. Their conversation are mostly through whatsapp or other online platform. This online platform is a great way for politicians to engage with the residents as people often use it. Politicians can give updates and residents can give feedback. Response would be immediate. For example, a resident send a message to a politician in her constituency because there was a power shortage. The response was immediate and it was fix quickly. If they did not use the online platform, inform the Mp would be a tedious task. Therefore, social media is a great way for people to converse in.