Tops on Twitter and Facebook Too

Tops on Twitter and Facebook Too

Time magazine selected Sen. Bernie Sanders for its annual list of the “most influential Twitter feeds.” Said Time, “He’s a loud conscience for liberal principles. He highlights poverty statistics, tweaks his colleagues for voting against veterans’ benefits and slams the industrialist Koch brothers for their political spending. At a time when political and economic populism has grown in fits and starts, Sanders is a voice consistently railing against inequality.” When it comes to social media, The Washington Post Wonkblog last week reported that Sanders “has one of the largest and most enthusiastic social media followings out there.” The Post called it “astonishing” that nearly 30 times as many people were engaged with Sanders’ Facebook page than were interacting at the same time with Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republicans’ 2012 VP candidate. Sanders said the credit goes to people like you who are concerned about the future of our country and understand that we need a serious discussion about serious issues.  “Let's keep the serious discussions going and get even more friends, family and coworkers involved in the dialogue.”

Read Time’s report on Sanders Tweets

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