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Outgoing Indian Prime Minister Takes His Twitter Account With Him

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With the recent completion of the Indian elections, the government has found itself working on the transition plan to new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Part of this transition plan involves conferring the social media accounts of the outgoing government to the new incoming government. However, the outgoing prime minister may have done a disservice to India in its attempts to transfer the account.

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Senator Barbara Mikulski Calls Out Reporter’s Tweet In Real Time On The Congress Floor

Twitter took the limelight in Congress yesterday.

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called out a BuzzFeed Politics reporter’s tweets in real time.

Here’s the deal.

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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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Social Media Users Are Really, Really Negative Towards Politics

If you’ve been seeing some nasty comments about the 2012 election on Facebook or Twitter lately, you’re not alone: discussions surrounding both Obama and Romney have been much more negative than positive on social media throughout the entire campaign.
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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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How Will Social Media Impact The Presidential Election? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you been tweeting about the US elections? If so, you’re part of the 39 percent of US adults who use social media to discuss politics. So how is all of this online political activity affecting the presidential elections?
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39% Of US Adults Have Engaged In Political Activity On Facebook Or Twitter [STUDY]

Politics has permeated social media, from Twitter town halls to political parody accounts. But just how politically active are social media users?
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How Has Social Media Changed Politics? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are many people who look back at 2008 as the first real “social media election”. Barack Obama arguably used social networks more effectively than any politician before him, and his savvy digital campaigning helped take him to the White House.

Now, four years later, this infographic takes a look at social media’s impact on politics, tracing it to the current state of political social campaigning.
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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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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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