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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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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 Twitter, Blogs And Mainstream Media Covered The Trayvon Martin Case Differently

The Trayvon Martin case was the first US story this year to get more mainstream and new media coverage than the presidential race. But each form of media focused on different aspects of the story – from the legal ramifications to the role of race to calls for vengeance, the story’s many facets were highlighted depending on where it was being discussed.
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85% Of People On Social Networks Think People Are Kind-Hearted [STUDY]

All you doom-and-gloom sayers, listen up: the general feeling on social networks is that people are kind and make them feel good about themselves. So next time you debate whether to compliment your Twitter friend on her new picture, do it – you might just be reaffirming her faith in humanity, at least according to the latest study.
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New Media Index: Tweeted Links Surge on U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

The News Corp. News of the World phone hacking scandal marked its third consecutive week atop the list of the most tweeted news articles, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of July 18-22.
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News Of The World Scandal Made Up 53 Percent Of All News Tweets Between July 4 To 8

Wow. Not only is Rupert Murdoch having some serious offline troubles with his embroiled tabloid News of the World, but he’s being kicked around Twitter, too. Topics about the phone hacking scandal and subsequent closure of the tabloid were represented in 53 percent of all news links in tweets sent last week, July 4th to 8th, according to numbers from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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New Media Index: Hacking Stories Top Twitter

Online security, or the lack thereof, dominated Tweeted news links for the week of June 20-24, specifically the hacking of Dropbox and the handiwork of LulzSec, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index.

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Twitter “Barely Registers As A Referring Source” For News Websites

My bet is, you share a lot of links on Twitter. Of course, that’s no risky bet: if you’re active on Twitter, chances are you use it not only for waxing philosophical about traffic jams, but also to share and retweet news you find with your followers. But a contradictory new study has just been released which suggests all this link-sharing isn’t really worth much to the big-name news site out there.
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Eight Percent of American Internet Users are on Twitter [Study]

Pew Research Center has released its first report that looks exclusively at Twitter today, and the results show some interesting demographic and usage patterns. Overall, eight percent of American adults who use the internet are Twitter users, with women, minorities, and people living in urban centers most likely to use Twitter.
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