Watch some of the analysis covering the 2008 Presidential Election and other top political stories on Cable News Network (CNN) in the evenings.  In addition to speaking on camera with political experts and media representatives, the host will frequently incorporate material from social media platforms.  This practice illustrates how traditional forms of media are merging with social media like Facebook and Linkedin to provide the audience with the most up-to-date and valuable information.  It is truly phenomenal to see how rapidly this method is evolving and how quickly people are recognizing the benefits of social media.