by Russ Jones, OneNewsNow.com
A conservative non-profit group announced last week that it will host the Twitter Republican Presidential Debate on July 20 — the first presidential debate conducted through one of the web’s largest social media sites.
Political analyst and pollster Dick Morris will moderate TheTeaParty.net event that will feature many GOP candidates. Dustin Stockton, media director of the conservative group, says the platform will separate the debate from the rest … Read more
By Shannon Travis, CNN.com
Might future presidential debates feature candidates that voters can’t see, can’t hear and who answer questions in 140 characters or less?
While televised presidential debates are far from political extinction, what’s certain is that more and more presidential-type forums are making significant use of social media or wholly being broadcast online.
Cases in point: on Wednesday, President … Read more
By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller
Facebook’s managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company.
But Facebook manager are providing very limited information about which groups are being favored with … Read more
by Austin Carr, Fast Company
When it comes to debating the issues, the public has a hard time sifting through all the political theater, biases, and endless muckraking. Between boilerplate-spewing press secretaries, 30-second attack ads, and swiftboating, it’s often difficult to figure out where candidates and elected officials stand on hot policy topics like health care and the economy without out-of-context buzzwords (Death panels! Socialism!).
Today, however, politicians may finally have a … Read more
By Nick Judd, techPresident
So last night’s Republican primary debate, despite being so early and without a party headliner, still managed to outdo chatter about Osama bin Laden in terms of Twitter conversation:
“GOP” in Twitter mentions as seen through Trendistic, compared to “obl” (for references to Osama bin Laden) and, as a baseline, the always popular … Read more