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About two in five (41 percent) of Twitter users who are very interested in politics report that at least half of the updates that they see are political, compared to just over one quarter (26 percent) of Facebook users who say the same, reveals a new study.
Being active on social media sites can lead to greater political participation, reveals a new study.
Politicians have plastered their ads on every medium imaginable, from billboards to TVs – and, of course, 140-character tweets.
Twitter has 2,000 employees, but no women on its board. I first made this observation almost a year ago to the day, but the story has received a lot more attention this week, first when the New York Times pointed out that it could be a potential problem as Twitter heads into its IPO, and then when Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a bit of a daft statement in response.
So how does Twitter’s all-singing, all-dancing, all-male lineup compare to other giants in the tech space? Gawker crunched the numbers.
After Congress failed to reach a resolution on a short-term funding measure, the U.S. federal government officially shut down Tuesday morning.
Evidence of how frustrated the American public is with Congress for failing to reach a compromise is rampant on Twitter.
To get a gauge of sentiment on social media surrounding the government shutdown, the TODAY show and Carson Daly asked the public to share their messages for Congress using the hashtag #dearcongress.
Later today Barack Obama will be publicly sworn in as President of the United States Of America, and as the buzz builds across the Twitter the timing couldn’t have been any better.
As of Friday, all 100 members of the Senate, and 90 percent of the 398 members of the House Of Representatives have active Twitter accounts.
Back in 2011, just 44 percent of the Senate and 35 percent of the House were active on Twitter. There are 29 States with their entire delegation tweeting, and every State across America boasts a delegation tweeting rate of at least 70 percent. Not bad for a platform that was just getting started when President Obama was first elected.
Twitter has been very hands-on in the run-up to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, and both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have (wisely) been heavily using the micro-blogging platform to share their agenda and policies, raise awareness of where they are on the campaign trail and, perhaps, nudge those all-important undecided voters firmly in their direction.
With the election outcome now just days away, Twitter’s Political Index has President Obama firmly in the lead. But which of the candidates’ respective tweets have been getting the most engagement?
In a move that further underlines Twitter’s growing importance as a credible platform to raise awareness and connect with an ever-widening audience, yesterday, a little before 6pm UK time, British Prime Minister David Cameron sent his first-ever tweet.
It’s certainly been a long time coming – Cameron’s Twitter profile was set up way back in January 2010.
We’re just a few short weeks away from the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, and suddenly it’s all getting very serious indeed.
On Wednesday (Oct. 3), President Barack Obama debated with Republican nominee Mitt Romney at the University of Denver, trading barbed remarks and facts (or “facts”, as some pundits have suggested of Romney) in a heated contest that could decide the next occupant of the Oval Office. But who won? How did Twitter react? What’s the word from the peanut gallery?
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