The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
I'm surprised it's not a higher number, especailly with all the #tcot #tgdn #prolife #p2 #teaparty activity over the past four years.
#tcot=Top Conservatives on Twitter
#tgdn= Twitter Gulag Network
#prolife=prolife activists opposed to abortion and euthanasia,etc.;exclusively social conservatives, with some fiscal conservatives and libertarians
#teaparty=teaparty anti tax, anti big government, fiscal conservatives including libertarians and republicans, but also many social conservatives
There are more hashtags on twitter that represent these political groups as well, but these are some I have seen grow and spread over twitter in the past four years.
There are also many Conservative and likely Progressive groups on Facebook and in Google Plus, but also on private social networks on sites like Ning or hosted on their own servers, such as the Teaparty Network, which represents the conservative grassroots movement which rose to power between 2009-2010 following Obama's first election. The rise of the teaparty helped Conservatives take the House back in November 2010.
Unfortunately, the Conservative movement became battered over the 2010-2011 time period due to political attacks on more conservative candidates like Bachmann, Santorum and Herman Cain that by the time the November 2012 elections came around we were left with Romney who was seen as a moderate Republican, someone many more conservative Republicans wouldn't and couldn't support.
In result, we lost the election and Obama was re-elected but also due to voterfrauad as documented at http://Obamavoterfraud.com. and due to media malpractice in failing to properly vet Obama from the beginning while attacking political opponents.
Hopefully by 2014 the Conservative movement will make a come back, but unfortunately I don't see it happening as long as they continue to move to the middle on things like immigration reform, which the Obama administration is pushing now. If we give into amnesty, I fear the Conservative movement and GOP party is dead and we will lose the House to the Dems, along with lose another Presidential election in 2016. The increase in Hispanic and minority voters from other countries, who are known for depending on entitlement programs and who have been known to vote for progressive ideas will end up electing more progressive Democrats in 2014 and 2016, which will inevitibly hurt Republicans and leave the US on a downhill economic slide like the state of CA, after Reagan gave in to amnesty in the 80's.
In the meantime, I will continue to spread the truth and speak out against the current administration through social media and with my votes, but I fear it may all be for naught if the Republican party doesn't start attacking Obama on the economy instead of pandering to him on immigration reform.