Tag: 2012 election

by Terry Parris Jr.

At Ustream we live for breaking news and the live event. We went all out for the iPhone 5 announcement (6 million total views and 650,000 concurrent viewers), the presidential debates (3.5 million for the first debate alone) and most recently coverage of Hurricane Sandy. We’re going after the election the same way. The live [...] more »

by Joshua Davis

I like to talk politics. So during the final presidential debate, I found myself circled around my television with friends, dissecting the minute details — from the slow pace of Barack Obama’s speech to the sweat on Mitt Romney’s lip — that make such an event worth watching. And then it happened. Obama told Romney, [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, a social measurement firm that used data insights to predict the election based on social sharing data. The infographic shows how AddThis predicts battleground states will vote as well as detailing the most shared topics and a confidence level. Click the image to enlarge. Managing editor [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Who can pay attention to one form of media anymore? Sit and watch TV without a mobile device in your lap? Unthinkable. Watch a presidential debate without Twitter? No way. Every big live event seems to be better with a back channel to discuss with friends and strangers online. So what’s your plan for Election [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast, with a focus on the coming election and the role of digital and social media leading up to it. But just as the political campaigns had to adjust to [...] more »

by Angela Morgenstern

In 2008, Current TV teamed up with Twitter to display user tweets live on-air during the presidential and vice presidential debates. It was quite an experiment combining live television and user commentary/feedback — but it was very early.¬†Few people had heard of Twitter, and fewer television entities recognized the power of real-time feedback to fuel [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Political magazines have found a new way to be opinion leaders during this election — in just 140 characters. Twitter is helping them publicize their print and online content and offer real-time interpretation and analysis. Reaching audiences well beyond their print readership, these magazines’ tweets may be affecting conversations about the election in intriguing ways. [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since the last presidential election in 2008, the proliferation of social media users and mobile devices has brought a corresponding surge in political activities on social networks and Twitter. Two recent surveys from the Pew Research Center confirm this unmistakable reality: Social media is an increasingly active channel of civic and political engagement for Americans. [...] more »

by Michael Howe

What is sometimes lost when thinking about journalism and news reporting — especially when it comes to stories that involve or are intertwined with important societal narratives — is that reporting is an art form. As Pablo Picasso said, although it helps us realize the truth, “art is a lie.” One could also make the [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

With just minutes to go before last night’s second presidential debate, the folks over at PolitiFact.com sent out the following tweet: If you hear something during the #debate that you’d like us to fact-check, tweet it with #PolitiFactThis — PolitiFact (@politifact) October 17, 2012 Three hours later, after the dust had settled in the Hofstra [...] more »