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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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Which Countries Tweet The Most? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It probably comes as no surprise that the United States is the country that produces the most tweets. But could you guess second place?

This new infographic explores the distribution of tweets across the world, identifying which countries tweet the most – and which have yet to embrace 140-character communication.
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Church Or Beer: What Do Americans Tweet About More? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In honor of the Fourth of July, Floatingsheep.org took a look at the red, white and blue preferences of the different regions within America. Specifically, they wanted to see what was more popular across this great nation: church or beer.
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Wealthy Smartphone Users Just Don’t Have Time For Twitter [STUDY]

Maybe it’s because they’re managing all of their many assets using the latest apps, or they’re too busy booking first-class tickets to their next sun-soaked vacation, but wealthy smartphone users seem to simply have no time to string together 140 characters and hit “tweet”.
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The US Has The Most Twitter Users, But The Netherlands Is More Active [STATS]

It stands to reason that the United States, the birth-country of Twitter, would be the number one in terms of users. And it is. By far. But new stats have been unveiled that suggest that numbers don’t mean everything, and that the US is actually behind the Netherlands (and two other countries) in terms of how often they tweet.
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Two Young Brits Barred From US For Tweeting Jokes

Twitter and Facebook present unique challenges and opportunities for law enforcement. They can provide insight into illicit communication between terrorists… or they can give Homeland Security a reason to flip out over a joke.
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Watch A Map Of Early Twitter Adoption Explode Across The US [VIDEO]

We’ve heard it before: 2009 was a watershed year for Twitter. Ashton Kutcher raced CNN to a million followers, Oprah signed up, and the Iranian protests used Twitter extensively that year. But how did the US react to this new “micro-blogging” network at the time?
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Federal Social Media Index Lets You Be The Government’s Big Brother

The US government has checks and balances baked in, but who’s watching government agencies on the Wild West of social media?

Expert Labs has created a Federal Social Media Index, a dashboard that measures how 125 federal departments are using Twitter, so you can turn the tables and keep tabs on what they’re doing.
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President Obama’s Autopen Tweets About Life As The AOTUS

If you’ followed the political brouhaha in the US last week, you’ll know that President Obama “signed” a four-year renewal of the PATRIOT act using a machine while he was out of the country. And now this machine, known as an autopen, has jumped on Twitter to enlighten us about what life is like as the AOTUS.
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