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Twitter Makes Move For Political Influence

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology

Twitter is making strides into the world of politics, forming its own political action committee and registering its first federal lobbyist. Twitte...

Open Government

Eduardo Paes | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Eduardo Paes

Democracy has to reinvent itself in accordance with this new "liquid society" where collaboration happens between many millions of people directly. Leadership is not vertical, as in the past, but horizontal.

Twitter Gets Political On Its Birthday

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

Thursday is Twitter's seventh birthday, which is like 100 in Internet years. It all started on March 21, 2006, when Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sen...

Should Twitter Decide Our Political Leaders? Uh, No

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Catherine McKenzie

Why is the number of Twitter followers he has even part of the discussion? By this logic, Lady Gaga (with almost 30 million Twitter followers, approaching the entire population of Canada) would have the U.S. election in the bag if she decided to run.

Twitter Promoted Trends: Taking Political Advertising to the Next Level

Ericka Andersen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology
Ericka Andersen

What costs over $100,000 and lives for only a day? It must be something pretty valuable for that kind of cash -- something political investors would consider essential in driving their message.

Twitter, Facebook Are Least Used Sources Of Political News

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks. A new survey from the Pew Research ...

Trickle-Down Ugly

Steven Weber | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Steven Weber

The stream of regularly refuted garbage churned up in the AEI think tanks and Fox newsrooms for confusion's sake is spewed everyday into our culture and subsequently, Twitter. How difficult is it to keep your head straight when you're paranoid and threatened? Oh, very.

How the #FuckYouWashington Twitter Movement Began: Interview With Jeff Jarvis

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

What first began as anger over the debt ceiling negotiations became something much more as tens of thousands of tweets flooded the social stream taking aim at the overall political process.

The Federal Coach: Avoiding a Weiner Scandal: Social Media Tips for Federal Workers

Tom Fox | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

Once you've made the decision to use social media, GSA proposes the following steps to help federal managers best make use of social media tools.

Sam Stein

Twitter Staffs Up In Washington D.C. #EmpireGrowing | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a reflection of its expanded role and importance within the halls of power, Twitter, the widely popular microblogging service, made i...

Joe Wilson's 'You Lie!' Online Frenzy Shows Social Media Politicians' Top Tool | Eric Kuhn CNN Audience Interaction Producer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Barbara Dybwad, senior editor for the social media news blog, said the nation has reached a point where politicians need to factor social...

New Media Moguls: Trust and Twitter Can Save Journalism

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Nick Denton made Twitter sound like a competitive edge, noting that smart young journalists on his staff have swapped RSS feeds for Twitter to see stories and trends moving in real time.

Cheney Urges Transparency for Obama at 100 Days

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

On Monday night, the former Vice President announced that he was "formally" asking the administration to release secret documents that, he says, show the utility of torture.

Detained Palestinian Journalist Twitters Police Interrogation

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From, a global citizen news platform of 4,000 international reporters. By Rachel Sterne Palestinian journalist and media activist L...