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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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How Are Political Magazines Using Twitter To Talk About The Election?

The Twittersphere is abuzz with talk of the fast-approaching 2012 Presidential Election. With the debates behind us and the candidates on the last legs of their campaign trails, one researcher wanted to know how political magazines were capitalizing on all of the politically-charged tweeting in the final stretch of the elections.
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Ex-GE CEO Jack Welch Quits Reuters Because Of Tweet Backlash

There have been plenty of repercussions of people taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations, most involving either athletes (and other athletes…and more athletes), political activists or politicians themselves – but the latest Twitter snafu happened to a certain Mr. Jack Welch, arguably one of the top CEOs of all time.
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The Ultimate Guide To What Politicians Can And Cannot Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

It must be tough to be a politician these days. They’ve always been scrutinized, but now that social media is part of their toolkit there are infinitely more ways for the political elite to slip up in the public’s eye.

Here’s an infographic covering what politicians can and cannot post to Twitter, Facebook, their blogs and more, which will hopefully prevent a future Wiener-gate or two.
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Twitter’s Washington Ad Sales Lead: “We Probably Have 15 Or 20 Advertisers Focused Solely On The Convention”

Twitter is making a big splash in the political arena, from predicting election results to hosting Twitter town halls. And now the company has joined the ranks of newspapers, TV and radio as a prime source for political ads.
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Only 30 Of The 264 World Leaders On Twitter Do Their Own Tweeting [STUDY]

In what’s being called the first-ever truly global study of world leaders on Twitter, researchers have identified a big rise in “Twiplomacy” – but note that not all political tweets should be treated equally.
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Only 2% Of Internet Users Get Their Political Info From Twitter

The 2012 US political campaign is in full swing, and the American public is (sort of) eagerly assessing the candidates. But how many of them are using social media for their political education needs?

Not that many, it turns out.
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Twitter Launches @Gov Account To Track Unique And Creative Political Uses Of Twitter

Late last week, Twitter launched a new official account to track interesting uses of the site by governments, organizations and political figures.
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US Political Lobbyists’ Twitter Accounts Available To The Public

Whether they’re tweeting about meeting with the political elite or eating breakfast on the subway, US political lobbyists are under careful scrutiny over what they post to Twitter.

The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan organization dedicated to political transparency, has put together a list of Washington lobbyists who use Twitter in order to give the public access to the musings of these influential individuals.
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Twitter To Sell Political Advertising As Early As This Week [UPDATE]

We’ve been shielded from those exasperating negative political ads thus far, but rumor has it Twitter will be displaying political ads as early as this week.
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