Here are some interesting statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on the 2008 election and internet usage.
- 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the campaign, share their views and mobilize others
- 35% say they have watched online political videos, that’s 3x’s as many as the 2004 election
- 10% use social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace) to get information or be involved
- 6% have made monetary contributions online compared with 2% in 2004
- 5% have posted their own original commentary or analysis
- Obama’s supporters utilize the internet more for news and political activism than McCain’s supporters, 65% vs. 56%