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2012: Social Media’s New Role in Politics
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon A) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)
    Social media has earned a prominent seat at the table with the large media companies of the world and has birthed an entirely new way to cover the world of politics. As we approach the electoral year, political chatter will continue to snowball and generate enormous heaps of data. Data can drastically impact how we determine the importance of a given story, the ways that we gauge public opinion and eventually may even revolutionize the way we cast our votes. This panel will discuss the many ways that the web is providing entirely new tools and resources to track and cover the world of politics and discuss the unique perspective social media data paints for the voice of a bolder and broader demographic. This panel will feature experts in political news, new media, data crunching and the real-time web debating the future of political coverage and the impact of new social technologies on political news and research.

    Editor-at-Large | The Peep Project | Ben Parr is a respected...

    Co-Founder & CEO | Echo | Khris Loux has a strong 15-year track...

    Sr Polling Editor | The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal is...

    CTO & Co-Founder | Viralheat Inc | Vishal Sankhla is the CTO...

    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #SMPolitics
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13056

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