The age of Twitter has amplified politicians' public outreach efforts to an incredible degree.
It's given presidential hopefuls a low-cost method of disseminating their messages and interacting with potential voters. It's also opened up a direct path for critics to attack.
The candidates this elections season have approached the medium of social media with varying strategies. Some tweet a lot and don't get much reception from their followers while some update sparingly and receive tremendous support when they do.
Across both parties, Donald Trump blows away the field. He tweets the most and has the highest engagement, averaging over 1,000 retweets and 2,000 favorites per tweet. He'll even be live-tweeting Tuesday night's debate between the Democrats. There's even a possibility he'll generate more news by himself.