Typically when an American news organization provides live election night results, it comes over their Associated Press feed, a subscription that costs thousands and thousands of dollars a year to use. But on Saturday night, the night of the Nevada Caucus, Twitter was also used to deliver live results, directly from their source, the Nevada Republican Party.
The feed, @NVVoteCount, was a partnership between the Nevada Republican Party and Twitter. It used a standard data format — which is also how the AP delivers results to its subscribers. The key difference, of course, was that Twitter was used as the delivery mechanism. Read more