Trump use of social media was a brilliant display of keeping in the spot light. As I can recall , Good or Bad he was always in the spotlight as far as Social Media platforms go. His online presence made what he would say almost a forced consumption of information whether you wanted to read it or not. Social Media kind of took over in a way that we have never seen before. Sure Obama used Social Media but not in the sense that you really thought that he was really trying to talk. More of a obligation than wanting to utilize it. For example maybe it seemed like well I have to post a little something on here and there and then focus on other things , where as Trumps campaign sort of transformed the importance of connecting on these platforms
During Trumps interview on 60 minutes he seemed to make a really good point in the fact that through Twitter by gaining a following he has a way to fight back when the media says something about him that is debatable.
Another interesting thing that I was thinking about is Twitter shows who trending more than what news outlet is trending meaning that in a way it seems like if you mention someone, good or bad , they will get to benefit from that trend and respond “on top” so to speak.
Trump stated “It’s a great form of communication. Now do I say I’ll give it up entirely?” he told Stahl. “I’m not saying I love it, but it does get the word out. When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story or when somebody other than you and another — a network, or whatever, ‘cause of course, CBS would never do a thing like that right? I have a method of fighting back.”
What do you think about this freedom of addressing the public VIA Social Media ?