Social media can be said the new ‘political media’. There are new things such as polls to vote for ‘who do you want the next prime minister to be?’ This will give the government a view on who the public want. Social media is also a way in which information is brought out to the public. Even though social media can be a good thing, a politician could be caught out doing something inappropriate which is caught on social media.
I don’t think Twitter and Facebook can become a sustained weapon in political struggle. Once something is out there it is viral, people are going to smother all over something that will get a politician in trouble. People find it amusing to see ‘big’ people crawl out of a hole that they dug themselves in and I don’t think that Facebook and Twitter will become sustained anytime soon.
Even if one comments on photo and says something rude, other people will comment with their views. Little things like this is politics between every citizens, therefore social media is becoming political media. It’s becoming citizen vs. citizen and everyone vs. everyone.