09/21/2010 10:27 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How #TCOT Drives Tea Party, Republican Message On Twitter

What's now being called "hashtag politics" has changed the political landscape, giving grassroots activists from both political parties a platform to share their views and gain followers.

If you need any evidence of the power of social media in modern day politics, just look at the Twitter hashtag #TCOT, which stands for "Top Conservatives on Twitter." The tag has allowed individual Twitter users to connect their tweets into an active and influential conversation.

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