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Politics and social media in America

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31 March 2011 09:00

Over the last four years, the number of Americans who say they use online social networking sites has grown from 15% to 65%.

That was just one of the nuggets I got from a wonderful chat with Aaron Smith, a researcher at the Pew Center's Internet and American Life Project. Aaron also took the time to do a short interview, and we talked about the intersection between social media and America's politics: is social media exacerbating ideological differences' Are blogs already old news when it comes to politics in the online world' All that and more below:

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