Possibly the only thing that is going to make me join Twitter is the potential that it could in a miniscule way affect the outcome of who governs this country. That is, if I start ten different accounts, befriend every registered voter and tweet in a eloquent factual way once every half an hour.
Also there are some good smear campiagns that Twitter can help quell or incite, like the one against Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. It was orchestrated by the right wing press over money that even these self-appointed prosecuters concede is free from scandal.
Newspaper The Daily Torygraph's deputy editor Benedict Brogan on his blog:
The likelihood must be that it is evidence of disorganisation, nothing more, but don’t know that yet.So why do these cynical wannabe-tabloid rats make it the lead news story in their paper. Ok, you can tell I'm slightly partisan here so in future I will be sure to provide evidence of manipulation by the lefty press. For the record, I'm not necessarily voting Lib Dem though.
The real issue is the decline of journalistic standards due to the need to sensationalise and sell news rather than tell news - especially in the face of competition from the web, but that's a whole different can of worms.
Anyway, the election is exciting for political nerds like me because you get to watch the recently introduced leader's debates and look important down the pub when you discuss proposed tax bandings and proportional representation
Finally check out the link below - credit to my brother for this. The results are for where I live in Hackney North & Stoke Newington but you can type your own in and see how much power you don't have ... so VOTE.