Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) have added a new public figure in their ranks in the person of former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton who is using the platforms to popularize her book heading into the next general election. It is not the first time, according to Cory Johnson on Bloomberg, that public figures planning to run for office are using Facebook and Twitter to air out their agendas to the public especially to the young generation.
“It is a common stop for people particularly democrats raising money getting ready to run for office, and there is a high expectation that Hilary Clinton is doing just that,” said Johnson. Mrs. Clinton is currently promoting her book through the two social networks as she pushes her own agendas which may include, as many believe, becoming the next president.
Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Peter Cook, was, on the other hand, of the view that Hilary Clinton is trying to use Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) to get as close as possible to silicon valley, as well as technological community, as she has not been over the past. Cook said:
“This is an opportunity for a democrat who may be hasn’t been closely tied to Silicon Valley and the technology community as the current occupant of the Whitehouse, a chance for her to straighten herself in front of that audience.”
Having an appearance in Silicon Valley through the likes of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) will not affect Clinton’s popularity but will go a long way to boost her ratings according to Mr. Cook as she seeks to get endorsements from the area.
Hilary Clinton joined twitter last year as she tries to make herself available to the younger generation gearing up for the 2016 election. Silicon Valley has always played a key role for people looking to run for office as here is where big endorsements are normally signed to cater for various campaign expenses.
The main concern at the moment is the fact that Silicon Valley is always interested in the next big thing, of which, according to the analysts, Hilary Clinton might not fully fit the description considering she has been around for some time.