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Will Twitter Become The ‘De Facto’ Communication Tool For World Leaders In 2013?

Three out of four world leaders agree: Social media, particularly Twitter, is THE way to reach the people these days.

A recent study reports that most heads of state worldwide are now on Twitter.

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Twitterer-In-Chief Obama Uses Hashtag Chat To Address Fiscal Cliff

Twitter really IS taking over the world.

First the U.S. Presidential election is played out on Twitter and now we see Obama using Twitter regularly to interact with constituents.

What’s next? The Pope joining Twitter? (Yes, we know that already happened.)

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Twitter-Initiated Food Stamp Challenge Is Happening Next Week

Think you could live off of food stamps for a week? Think anybody should? (Take that however you want.)

Regardless of how you approach the program, whether for it or against it, most people would agree that the amount folks get on food stamps is too low to live on each month.

And in case you didn’t know that $133 month for food was likely insufficient to live on, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker plans to get a TON of PR for himself by driving home this fairly obvious fact.

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Speak2Tweet Helping Syrians Stay Connected During Crisis

Just when you think Twitter is turning evil, something happens to remind you that the microblogging platform really isn’t so bad at the heart of it.

Twitter and the Google Monster joined forces last year during the riots in Egypt and developed a speak-to-tweet service. And that service is coming in handy this year for Syrians facing an Internet blackout.

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Military Strike Announced On Twitter

Shit just got real on Twitter, with Israel announcing a military strike on the Gaza Strip and that it has “embarked on an operation against Hamas, an Iranian proxy responsible for terror attacks in Israel.”

And Israel’s official Twitter account is sending out tweets as bombings and rocket interceptions happen.

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Talked About On Twitter: Nate Silver

Nate Silver is a (the?) leading statistician in the U.S. and author of a book on making predictions called The Signal and the Noise (#2 right now on Amazon) – and, in case you didn’t know, the person who flew in the face of pundits to stand by his prediction that Obama would be reelected.

And Twitter loves this seemingly socially awkward dude.

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Nearly One Quarter Of Voters Have Tweeted, Posted About Their Vote On Social Media [STUDY]

Yesterday’s US Presidential Election set some new records, not the least of which was recently re-elected President Obama’s victory tweet which has become the most retweeted tweet in history.

So with all of this political tweeting going on, how did you participate? Did you encourage others to vote on your social networks? New figures from Pew show that if you did, you’re part of a very vocal, very active political group using social media.
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Tweet Punch Out! Watch Romney Robot Give Obama The Old One-Two!

Are you a Republican who is sick of annoying political posts and sites predicting an Obama win?

Check out this site, where Romney is definitely in the lead – and landing punches left and right!

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Obama Makes Final Push On Twitter

In the most hotly contested election in recent U.S. history, American voters today are deciding who will be president of the United States.

Both have used Twitter in recent months to bolster support – and today is no different, with #VoteObama listed as the top worldwide promoted trend.

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Who Will You Vote For? Tweetcast Knows. Maybe.

Unsure of who to vote for in tomorrow’s U.S. Presidential election? Well, as we mentioned before: you are what you tweet! And Tweetcast may just know your mind better than you do!

Either way, it claims to predict how you’ll vote based on your tweets.

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