Every day people tell me that Facebook is a waste of time. Maybe it's true. But in recent months it has also been an advocate in this very historical election. Barack Obama started the movement by reaching out to young voters viaMySpace and Facebook. It is the under-30 contingent that seems faulty when it comes to whether they will vote on election day, but Facebook has shown that the young people are into this election.
My thinking is not alone in this matter. A recent article on Reader'sDigest.com says the following:
This knack for pairing technology and activism is only one way the Millennials differ from their baby boomer and me generation parents. And with the disaffected Generation Xers now in their 30s, a new group is finding its political voice. Encompassing 47 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, the Millennials constitute the first generation to come of age in the 21st century. Ambitious, civic-minded, and socially engaged, they may well decide the next President of the United States.