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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.

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 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...

Sam Stein

Grassley Stands By His Tweet: Obama Took Cheap Shot

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate's most notorious tweeter, Chuck Grassley, stood by a recent post he made in which he harshly rebuked Barack Obama. The Iowa Republican argu...