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Howard Fineman

How Barack Obama Led Us Into The Selfie Century | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new era in American politics was only faintly visible when The Huffington Post debuted on May 9, 2005. The changing time manifested it...

BuzzFeed Will Interview Obama

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Media

BuzzFeed will interview President Obama on Tuesday, Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith announced on Sunday. "This will be our first interview with a sitting...

Here Come GIFs From The White House

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

The first administration of social media just ventured farther into the Interwebs. On Friday afternoon the White House launched its own Tumblr acco...

Obama, The Celebrity, Faces Real World Test

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Can a popular president, recently reelected and reigning supreme culturally and socially, master -- for the sake of prosperity and his vision of a just society -- the sclerotic tribal dynamics of Washington?

Behind Obama And Biden's Risky Gamble

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

It must have seemed the safest of forums, a Facebook town hall in which Vice President Joe Biden would field questions about gun safety....

Marketing Lessons From Election '12

Richard Robbins | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Richard Robbins

Four years ago, the Obama team ran what was not only the best political campaign in history, it was perhaps the best marketing campaign in history.

Moneyball for Votes

Jason Putorti | Posted 12.31.2012 | San Francisco
Jason Putorti

Because the ratio of representatives-to-voters is so out of whack, intermediaries have become necessary: unions, lobbyists, special-interest groups, SuperPACs. But social media can break the stranglehold of big money and mass media on our elections.

The Presidential Campaign Turns to the Interwebs

Alex Palombo | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Everyone can agree that social media is great for giving an inside look at a political candidate. But it's how the social media is used that gives perhaps the best picture.

Twitter Reveals Obama and Romney Are Ignoring Their Best Attacks

Zach Green | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Zach Green

Retweets act as a real-time, national focus group. Each retweet reflects a supporter deciding "I want to spread this." More retweets indicate an issue resonates effectively.

Why the POTUS AMA on Reddit Is the Best. Thing. Ever.

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Beverly Macy

You know that social media has power when the most powerful leader on the planet is using one of the most-popular-yet-less-well-known social media platforms to communicate -- totally unannounced and completely by surprise.

Embracing the Medium: How Presidential Campaigns Use Technology

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 10.19.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

What surprised me is that the Romney team lags behind the Obama team in overall digital activity. I figured, given McCain's low online profile compared with Obama's in 2008, that Romney would have created a more visible and active presence.

Why Does Obama Get Better Traffic Than Romney? (Conservatives)

Ari Melber | Posted 08.26.2012 | Media
Ari Melber

Mitt Romney is not exactly big on the Internet. Obama nets more supporters and dollars through his online campaign, and draws more traffic in news and search -- one of the rawest indicators of what Americans are looking for online. But is that even a good thing?

Obama's Numbers Flat-lining... Percentages Don't Lie!

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

When I saw these numbers, I immediately thought of Mark Twain, who once said: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." He meant that facts are one thing, but their interpretation can be quite another.

Obama Is a Master of Social Media -- New App Fuels His Campaign

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 08.02.2012 | Media
Eric Yaverbaum

In late May, the Obama campaign unveiled its latest innovation in the usage of social media: The Dashboard. It serves as more proof that Barack Obama is a master of the deployment of social media in political campaigns.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Responds To Obama Impersonator | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama knew he would be getting questions from people all over the country in Monday evening's video chat with the publi...

Obama Joins Instagram

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

President Obama is almost a hipster. Almost. On Tuesday, the Obama campaign joined Instagram -- the free, insanely popular photo-sharing applicatio...

Excuse me, Mr. President?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Eric Yaverbaum

As I sit watching your televised speech about Iraq, I'm just puzzled by who you really are. I voted for you because I believed in your message -- and so did many more people than me.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Twitter Town Hall Delivers Political Gains | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama didn't say anything particularly newsworthy at Wednesday's Twitter Town Hall. But his hour-plus appearance before...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Rallies Public To Question Obama's 'Failed' Economic Policies | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are crashing President Barack Obama's Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday by flooding the event with questions of their own...