The Christian Science Monitor explores the use of social media, in particular “tweets,” as a form of grassroots campaigning. Professor Jonathan Askin, who was on President Obama's 2008 campaign tech task force, commented on the power behind tools like Facebook and Twitter. "Today for the first time in history really," he said, "a single person can be as powerful as a large media company was a mere decade ago."
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Read more of Professor Askin's comments on the role of social media in politics in the Christian Science Monitor.