2012 election

Presidential Candidates Twitter Stats Revealed, President Obama Most Likely To Be Retweeted

white house featured We all know that social networking services will play an important part in the 2012 presidential election campaign. Indeed, if candidates have a Facebook or Twitter account, it may lead to an increased number of votes during the campaign. But how exactly are the candidates using Twitter to mobilize citizens into voting for them? The Associated Press took a look at... Read more »

Official Barack Obama Tumblr Blog Is Launched

obama featured President Barack Obama has added another social media service to his arsenal with the news that he is now on Tumblr. The official Tumblr blog for his 2012 re-election campaign appeared Monday and was announced in a tweet on the @BarackObama Twitter account. The account is the official home for the Obama 2012 campaign on the service and will be used to share... Read more »

Facebook Furthers Involvement In D.C., Forms Political Action Committee (PAC)

white house featured Facebook has already attempted to develop a presence in D.C. by hiring prominent political figures to work in its Washington policy and lobbying office. The company is looking to delve deeper into the political world and has filed paperwork to start its own political action committee. According to The Hill, who first reported the news, the social network... Read more »

Newt Gingrich Accused Of Having Mostly Fake Twitter Followers, 80% Considered Dummy Accounts

When it comes to trying to take an advantage over their rivals, politicians will often use all kinds of dirt to try and get the upper hand. Newt Gingrich might have supplied some golden ammunition for his competitors in the battle to become the Republican presidential nominee. It has been claimed that his campaign has paid several agencies to create fake Twitter... Read more »

Vice President Joe Biden Joins Twitter As @VP

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has followed in the footsteps of many of his political contemporaries by joining Twitter. Biden has started to tweet on the social network as @VP. The White House says that Biden's staff will be keeping his followers up-to-date on all of the latest news from the Office of the Vice President and will be providing a behind-the-scenes... Read more »

Republican Presidential Candidates To Face Off In Twitter Debate

michele bachmann featured A U.S. Republican presidential debate will take place on Twitter on July 20. In addition to participating in the debate through your normal Twitter client, you can also take part by visiting a dedicated website that will organize tweets from the moderator (radio host Rusty Humphries), the candidates and other Twitter users into separate streams. By hosting the... Read more »

President Barack Obama To Start Tweeting Personally, Will Sign Tweets With ‘-BO’

obama featured When it comes to connecting with voters on social networks, politicians often use a social media team to manage their profiles. While this is certainly true for President Barack Obama (#Obama2012 staff are managing both his Twitter account and Facebook Page), he is starting to personally send out some tweets himself while on the 2012 election campaign trail. Any... Read more »

Ask Republican Presidential Primary Contenders Questions Via Facebook, Twitter

Republican presidential primary contenders are set to take part in the first New Hampshire debate of the season on Monday, Jun. 13, and you have the chance to submit questions to the candidates through Facebook and Twitter. The debate -- which will take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. -- will be aired by CNN from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m EDT and will be... Read more »

Newt Gingrich Announces 2012 Presidential Candidacy On Twitter

newt gingrich Newt Gingrich has taken to Twitter to officially announce that he is running for President in 2012. Gingrich, a former House Speaker, has become the third official candidate for the Republican presidental nomination, following Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty. Romney and President Barack Obama also launched their 2012 presidental campaigns through social media --... Read more »