twitter politics

MSNBC had a great article on the power of Twitter during this election. The tips they list below are good ones, and even if you don’t have an account, just seeing the livestream on is AMAZING!

Use Twitter like a pro on Election Day
Register for an account at Choose a username you like; part of the fun of Twitter is people publicly responding to your tweets and vice-versa. If your username is TwitterNewbie, other twitterers will reply to you by starting their tweets with “@TwitterNewbie.”
Cast your vote for the president in Twitter’s mock election,
Check out and participate in, a constantly updated stream of what people are saying about politics on Twitter. Hot topics are highlighted at the top of the page.
If you have voting problems, head over to, a site that compiles tweets of people sharing their voting experiences and suggesting resources.

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  1. Thanks for blogging about this!
    Given your interest in Twitter, and in monitoring the election, I hope you’ll check out this new site that some colleagues and I rolled out this morning as the polls opened on the East Coast. It’s called Fresh Squeezed Election Tweets, from Tropicana and New Media Strategies– it pulls tweets about the election, crunches the numbers and the connections, and has pretty cool graphics. I hope you’ll check it out:

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