This past weekend, former Dean of the House John Dingell and his wife Congresswoman Debbie Dingell were gracious enough to participate in our Eclectafundraiser party. It’s hard to repay such generosity to a power couple like them but I’m going to try anyway. Congresswoman Dingell is in a competition with her colleagues in Congress to see who can get the […]Read more ›
VIDEO: John Dingell named “The Dean of Twitter”, reads some of his “greatest hits” tweets LIVE at the Eclectafundraiser
Last Saturday evening, history was made when former Congressman and Dean of the House John Dingell was named “The Dean of Twitter” at the 2nd Annual Eclectablog Fundraiser Party. At the party, he was presented with a custom-made “Dean of Twitter” stole and then he read some of our favorite tweets. But, not only that. He interspersed his readings with […]Read more ›
The election will be tweeted (and Facebooked…)
I was sent this graphic by the folks at Open-Site.org. It delves into the rising impact of social media — mainly Twitter and Facebook — on our elections. The changes since 2008 are astonishing. Here’s what they write about it:
“Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets and users. But voters are not the only people who use social media; among politicians, 9 out of 10 Senators and Representatives have Twitter accounts. However, many are starting to wonder if social media is becoming less a reporter of political races and more of a predictor of the results. In Senate races, the candidate with more Facebook friends than his or her opponent has won 81% of the time. And one email sent to 60 million Facebook users prompted an additional 340,000 people to vote in the 2010 election. This infographic illustrates just how politics and social media are affecting each other.”
After the jump is the graphic they put together that shows just how much things have changed and the incredible impact of social media on elections in the USA.Read more ›
Get your tweet on
Here are the tweets of a few of my blogging friends. We’ll have some of Anne’s awesome graphic quotes along with periodic updates during the debate, as well.
I highly commend your attention to barackobama.com/debate for lots of debate extras.
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Can’t buy me looo-ooove…
Republicans have had their asses handed to them by the Obama campaign in terms of social media since 2007. We know it. They know it. Everyone knows it.
But Mitt Romney knows how to fix things like that. With money. He buys popularity. Tonight, the night of Romney’s nomination acceptance speech, one of the trending topics is #RomneyRyan2012.
built bought that.
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Please RT! – @RobDelaney Apparently I’ve been waiting my whole life for Twitter. Allen Ginsberg had to roam to streets to see the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness. I do it through a retina display.And politics has been waiting for Twitter, too. Last year, Politico’s Ben Smith recognized last year that Twitter was draining the life from […]Read more ›
Seriously, dudes? The U.S. Freaking Secret Service??? FoxNews.com alerted the U.S. Secret Service, which is declining public comment. Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, said FoxNews.com was working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible. Time for a new Twitter hashtag: #callinthesecretservice Here’s a couple of mine: I can’t find my beer. […]Read more ›
Yeeouch. Fox still hasn’t gained control over it’s Twitter stream as of 9:00 a.m. Monday morning. Check it out: foxnewspoliticsWe wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there’s light at the end of tunnel BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s […]Read more ›
Apparently Rachel Maddow got at least a bit of an earful about mispronouncing my name on her show last night, calling me Electablog. (Well at least one tweet from me ;) It’s a common mistake, so, whatevs. I kinda facepalmed it, had some fun on Twitter with it and moved on. Tonight I got this tweet: I hereby submit to […]Read more ›