Donald Trump

Social Media Comes Up Big For Presidential Candidates And Voters

This was the election of social media.

While polls failed, research failed, and the so-called Clinton Mandate failed, social media soared.

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton used Twitter and Facebook to reach out to voters. After the election, those voters — and other observers — used the same sites to celebrate, commiserate and reflect.

After a night where a record-setting 75 million tweets were sent, “People are sharing today,” San Jose State University media professor Richard Craig said. “Almost everybody is using it to vent.”

Like a baseball game or award show, it was possible to follow the presidential election, blow-by-blow, on social media.

And judging by the numbers, many people did just that.

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