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Today is a very important day to the people of the United States of America. It’s election day. A day that has been four years in the making. As I sat down to collect some social data around the two candidates last night I saw many a pundit on television talk about how the race…

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At times, the U.S. presidential election has been called a social media battle. This might be somewhat over the top but the digital landscape, in one way or another, has definitely become a battlefield as candidates strive to leverage social media to give themselves an edge in connecting with voters. This is similar to 2008 president election…

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On Monday, Mark wrote here about Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s choice for his running mate and Vice President. When the announcement hit on Saturday, tweets were averaging 3,746 per minute. Since then, the talk has died down a bit, but Ryan is still a popular topic across the social sphere. Using MAP, our social media…

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It didn’t take long for social media to discover its newest political superstar. Soon after U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s announcement that Paul Ryan will be his running mate, the name and account (@PaulRyanVP) blew up in popularity. It seemed this was all the twitterverse was talking about. About 3,746 relevant tweets were being published every…

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The question about the role of social media in politics has been asked many times (even on occasion by this blog). It is a very important question, and with every election we inch closer to an answer. A new study by NM Incite believes social media buzz is directly related to the eventual winner of…

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Yesterday was a historic event in the world of social media, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, used Twitter to answer questions from the general public. In what is set to be the first of many Town Hall meetings using the mico-blogging service, Twitter users were asked to send questions to the President by using…

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In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama leveraged social media to prevail over John McCain. In many respects, Obama’s use of services such as Facebook and Twitter legitimized social media and established it as a valuable tool within the political process. Two years after the fact, a question that should be asked is whether…

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Have you spent time thinking about who’s following you on Twitter? Who are these people and what kind of status do they enjoy within the TwitterSphere. To learn more about followers, we used our MAP social media analytics service to explore people following five celebrities, five social media heavyweights and five media organizations. We wanted…

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Although 2010 is only a month old, there’s been no lack of news –the earthquake in Haiti, the continuing soap opera surrounding superstar golfer Tiger Woods and his string of affairs, the stunning box office success of Avatar, and the National Football League playoffs. To get a handle on the most active conversations, Sysomos explored…

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