Walter Isaacson has attended many White House Correspondents’ dinners as a journalist, media mogul, and historian. This is thanks to a career that’s included serving as editor of Time Magazine, chairman and CEO of CNN, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, and historical biographer. This, however, was his first year to attend as a tech celeb, a position he added to his roster because of Steve Jobs — his definitive biography of the visionary Apple founder.SEE ALSO: Tech Celebs Abound at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner [PICS]
Isaacson’s best-selling book gave the world a window into the insights, motivations, and aspirations of the tech titan, who died last year. It also led him to form a few opinions of his own on the state of tech, social media, and how they tie into politics. “I do think social media will be the new way people form their opinions among friends…this is a major transformation that will affect politics,” he said.
In what way exactly? Isaacson added that he thinks social connections and interactions among voters will impact how they vote come November.