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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.

Actually, Obama Might Have More Fake Twitter Followers Than Romney

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology

Turns out we might not be as popular as we thought. Social media management company StatusPeople has created a new tool that shows how many of our...

Who Follows Obama and Romney on Twitter?

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Numbers have become incredibly important in the world of social media; it is seen as authority and popularity, but can one buy popularity and authority?

Obama: 'I'm The Master Tweeter'

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

"I'm the master Tweeter!" President Obama can be heard uttering this phrase (in the video above) as he tweets to voters during a Twitter Q&A sessio...

#ObamaComicBookVillains

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

Depending on your political leanings, you will either find yourself chuckling at the following tweets or weeping for humanity. Perhaps, you'll even do...

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.

Obama Remembers The Situation Room One Year Later

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

One year after Osama bin Laden's killing, President Obama tweeted this historic photo of himself, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Admiral Mike Mul...

Michael Calderone

Inside The 2012 Twitter-Fueled News Cycle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Pierre Prosper, a foreign policy adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, accused President Barack Obama Thursda...

In Social Media and Politics, Engagement and Influence Trumps Follower Count

Alexander Howard | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Alexander Howard

Social media success isn't just about followers: it's about the influence and engagement an account holds on a given network. In general, amplification and engagement, measured in retweets, @mentions and @replies, and influence offer better metrics to analyze campaigns.

2012 Candidates: Not All Tweets Are Created Equal

AP | BETH FOUHY and JACK GILLUM | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Twitter is abuzz with presidential candidates this year, though not all in the Twittersphere are equal. Rick Santorum tweets a lot m...

Is President Obama Using Social Media for the Right Reasons?

Patricia Martin | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Patricia Martin

Twitter may be too terse and too immediate for relaying more complex issues. It may be showing us its limitations as a medium for protest and debate. But it's perfect for affirming your approval of a candidate.

Obama Cheers On USA Women In Tweet

AP | x | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is cheering on the U.S. women's soccer team as it competes in the Women's World Cup final against Japan Sund...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Twitter Town Hall Delivers Political Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

President Obama Repeats George W. Bush's 'Internets' Flub

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

We already knew that President Obama had a computer (of course). We also knew that he had visited the headquarters of "Twitters". But it wasn't until ...

Romney Reaps $18.25M, Boehner On 'Fruitless' Talks And A Surprising Flashback

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised a sky-high amount of campaign cash over the last three months. One contentious issue has House Sp...

Obama's Talk vs. Walk

Craig Crawford | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

If Obama's angry words were primarily meant to soften his base for compromises to come -- like $200 billion in Medicare and Medicaid cuts -- add this to a string of examples spotlighting Obama's governing style: Talk Left, Walk Right.

Jason Linkins

Twitter Town Hall Participants Have Drastically Different Concerns Than Beltway Journalists, According To Completely Unsurprising Statistical Breakdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

Over at the Boston Globe, Tom Giratikanon and the Globe's staff have put together a must-read chart, which compares the concerns raised by today's Twi...

Jason Linkins

President Obama In 140 Characters Or Less: The Town Hall Reimagined

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

So, humanity's first "Twitter town hall" is now in the books. Was it everything you hoped it would be? My wish is that if we all agree to behave ourse...

Ryan Grim

Obama Quizzed On 14th Amendment At Twitter Town Hall

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a Twitter town hall Wednesday, President Obama was asked whether he would consider invoking the 14th Amendment to pay government ...

Obama Holds Twitter Town Hall At White House

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with – what else? – a tweet. Using a laptop set up on a lecte...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Rallies Public To Question Obama's 'Failed' Economic Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama To Host First Twitter Town Hall Meeting

Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Twitter, together with the White House, announced Thursday morning that President Obama will be hosting a town hall meeting on Twitter. The town ha...

Obama Campaign Looks To Take Social Media Game To New Levels

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Call him the Digital Candidate: President Barack Obama is asking supporters to use Facebook to declare "I'm In!" for his re-election c...

Obama Names Twitter CEO To Advisory Committee

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology

Another techie goes to Washington: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will join a presidential advisory committee. Last night, President Obama announced that...