How Social Media has changed Politics - Hacking Perception.
Approval, praise and acceptance are the driving forces behind society's obsession with social media. A high school teacher shares the intertwining relationship between perception and perfection while challenging students to think beyond the accepted majority opinion of an issue.

How Social Media has changed Politics - A short documentary

How Social Media is Shaping Our Political Future | Victoria Bonney | TEDxDirigo

Drawing on her personal path from indifferent citizen to passionate campaigner, Victoria Bonney implores us to examine the ways citizens and elected officials alike are using social media to change democracy - for the better. From the swift engagement of hashtags to the transparency of tweeting policy-at-play in unfolding situations, social media is changing the way we see our representatives - and the way they see us. After volunteering for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, Victoria Bonney was inspired to be a voice for causes and political candidates that she believed in. During her 12-year career, she has served as a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood, the New Hampshire Democratic Party, the Massachusetts Speaker of the House, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services during implementation of the Affordable Care Act. With expertise in digital storytelling and online engagement, Victoria currently serves as Communications Director for Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. She is a 2006 graduate of Endicott College. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

How Social Media Can Explain American Politics and Education | Ramy Mahmoud | TEDxPlano

Ramy Mahmoud is currently in his 11th year teaching at Williams High School in Plano ISD and was named PISD’s Teacher of the Year in 2013. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching “Curriculum and Instruction in Natural Sciences” to aspiring educators. Teaching both levels, Ramy sees a dangerous trend with his students and their ability to think critically. When they should be prepared for the world, many still await instructions and direction. Ramy’s passion in his classrooms is to always force his learners out of their bubble and show them how harmless, and incredibly fulfilling, it truly is!This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community


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