Social media is an undeniable reality of this modern world. At this time it is impossible to perceive any picture of society without internet and social media. Modern technologies for communication are very important in reshaping the interface of society. In each field of life and especially in politics the role of social media is powerful. Its role in politics and in mobilization of masses is very important. Many books have been written which provided information about the use of Facebook in Arab Spring. What is connection between social media and politics? It is very important question and to answer it demands a deep analysis.
An excellent work has been published in the form of book related to the subject discussed above. ‘Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media’ is a well research book written by ‘Bogdan Patrut’ and ‘Monica Patrut’. This book was published by well known publisher ‘Springer’ in 2014. In this research work writers has tried to answer the following questions:
- Is there a relationship between social media and politics?
- How can politicians use social media for their electoral marketing?
- How can social networks be used in order to mobilize people for riots or for a social revolution in a country?
These questions highlighted the importance of modern communication means in the fields of politics. This book is worth reading.