The 140-Character Campaign: Which GOP Candidate Is Winning at Social Media?

By Amy Bingham, The Note – ABC News Can a presidential candidate win an election 140 characters at a time? In this digital age, they sure are trying. Whether it is a promoted tweet, a YouTube video or a Google search ad, presidential campaigns have infiltrated social media in unprecedented ways this election cycle. “It would be crazy for a … Read More

On Twitter, House GOP has edge over Democrats

By DAVID CHARNS, KRISTEN BARBARESI and KELLY F. ZIMMERMAN, Breitbart WASHINGTON – Republicans have a 48-seat majority in the House. But on Twitter, they have a much bigger edge. Since 2007, Republicans have sent twice as many tweets as Democrats. A Republican, Sen. John McCain of Arizona (SenJohnMcCain) is the most followed senator on Twitter. About 1.73 million people have … Read More

2012 battles fought in 140 characters or less

By Shannon Travis, 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, … Read More

This Is How The World Reacted To Osama Bin Laden’s Death

BY GREGORY FERENSTEIN, FAST COMPANY From Crimson Hexagon, the social media analysis firm that dispelled the myth of the Verizon iPhone exodus and Sharon Angle’s 2010 Senate sweep, comes a truer-to-life snapshot of the world’s reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s death. Nearly 50% of social media reaction wasn’t simple jubilation, but rather a mixture of fear, humor, and solemn remembrance. … Read More

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube now crucial to presidential campaigns

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times Four years ago, Barack Obama kicked off his presidential campaign on the steps of Illinois’ Old State Capitol, speaking in front of thousands of supporters and a throng of media. Earlier this month, when he formally announced his reelection campaign, he did so without public appearance, in an online video. The shift in part … Read More

NJ Gov. Chris Christie proves adept at using social media

By Christopher Schnaar, As a candidate 18 months ago, Gov. Chris Christie had relatively few fans on the Internet. Now, Christie has amassed tens of thousands of Internet followers who could bolster a 2013 re-election bid or a run for the White House, but his support on the Web pales in comparison with other Republican stalwarts. As candidate Barack … Read More

Conservatives Branch Out With New Media Ventures

By Kelley Vlahos, FOX News WASHINGTON – When conservative movies, music, YouTube videos and newscasts are considered “hip and cool,” you know the movement has come a long way. So say attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, where a variety of activists have been taking it to the next level, utilizing social media like Facebook and … Read More

Twitter: Howard Stern Verified, VA Gov, not yet…

By Kate Kaye, Twitter won’t bestow a verified account on just anyone. In what appears to be the most recent case, it took media royalty status to convince the company to hand out its seal of approval. After joining Twitter February 3, self-proclaimed King of All Media Howard Stern has already received a Verified Account on Twitter. Twitter is … Read More

Twitter tries to turn 140 characters into money

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times Reporting from San Francisco — On “The Tonight Show,” Conan O’Brien used to get big laughs for mocking Twitter as an egotistical stream of mundane updates from celebrities. But when he got bounced from his late-night gig at NBC, O’Brien could no longer take to the airwaves to reach his fans, so Twitter became … Read More