On election day, I had the opportunity to give a guest lecture to Geoffrey Graybeal's (one of PhD colleagues) classes. I discussed online political campaign communication. Since the lecture, I've had a few students interview me for their election analysis stories. I thought they had some interesting questions that I thought I would post here to see what your answers would be.
Here are a few of them:
Do you think that young voters were actually influenced by the information available on new media, or did they just use it as a way to publicly support the candidate that they had already decided to vote for?
Did young voters use new media to try and influence their friends to vote for a particular candidate? How did they do it? Did it work?
Do you think the way Obama used new media in his campaign will forever change the way campaigns are run?