Politics in a Networked Era

Pew Research Center
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Please RSVP to [email protected].org by Monday, Oct. 23.

Less than two weeks before the election, Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, will discuss with Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut how politics has changed in an era of perpetual connectedness. Rainie will draw upon the latest research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and insights from his new book, Networked: The New Social Operating System, in exploring how the rise of the internet, cellphones and social media have reshaped campaigns and voter engagement with them. More generally, Rainie will trace how digital technology has helped change the social and political life of “networked individuals” by allowing people to act in large, loosely knit social networks.