twitter + politics
The 2008 Election
Twitter Stats
Twitter Updates




8 Jan 2007 - 
   29 Apr 2007 - 
   13 Jan 2008 - 
   19 Sept 2008 - 
14 Nov 2007
     5 Nov 2008
     ...
Updates: Tech
• Edwards: all posts from phone; (staff)
  posts from web
• Obama: all posts from the web
• Clinton: all pos...
Updates: Style
• Edwards - personal, from the
  candidate (“I”); exceptions noted
• Obama - clearly campaign updates,
  an...
Obama Stats
• Mostly one-way mass announcements (262)
 • 201 posts: “where am I?”
 • 27 posts: “call to action”
 • 24 post...
QOTD:        
 Why did 165,000 people sign up
 to get messages that were the
equivalent of adverts ... in a space
where “e...
Electioneering v
      Governing 
•  rchiving requirements
 A
•  se of public resources
 U
 requirements
Among The First
                 
•  en. James Inhofe (R-OK)
 S
•  en. James DeMint (R-SC)
 S
•  0 Downing Street
 1
WA Politicians On
         Twitter 
 urrent office holders: @GovGregoire @SimsRon
@CouncilmanTim @jenngreg
eattle Mayoral c...
Twitter Survey Quotes
                     
 Like moving into a neighborhood
where you get to choose
  nowledgeable  inter...
Twitter Survey Quotes
                     
 As a journalist, this is the best way to
 ollow the news of the day and to fin...
Twitter Survey Quotes
                     
It's not just quot;I'm making pancakesquot;.
nstead it's the great hum of huma...
Twitter Survey Quotes
                     
 At its core twitter is a no frills
 ommunication platform which forces
 ou to...
Twitter Survey Quotes
                     
It's like sex. Everyone does it differently
 nd most everyone can find somethin...
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   27 May 2009 @ TheTwitte...
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Twitter & Politics

  1. twitter + politics
  2. The 2008 Election
  3. Twitter Stats
  4. Twitter Updates 8 Jan 2007 - 29 Apr 2007 - 13 Jan 2008 - 19 Sept 2008 - 14 Nov 2007 5 Nov 2008 30 Oct 2008 24 Oct 2008
  5. Updates: Tech • Edwards: all posts from phone; (staff) posts from web • Obama: all posts from the web • Clinton: all posts from the web • McCain: all posts from Twitterfeed
  6. Updates: Style • Edwards - personal, from the candidate (“I”); exceptions noted • Obama - clearly campaign updates, announcements in the main • Clinton - personal, from the candidate (“I”); exceptions in third person
  7. Obama Stats • Mostly one-way mass announcements (262) • 201 posts: “where am I?” • 27 posts: “call to action” • 24 posts: “announcements” • 13 posts expressed an emotion
  8. QOTD: Why did 165,000 people sign up to get messages that were the equivalent of adverts ... in a space where “experts” insist participant value “real” human interaction?
  9. Electioneering v Governing •  rchiving requirements A •  se of public resources U requirements
  10. Among The First •  en. James Inhofe (R-OK) S •  en. James DeMint (R-SC) S •  0 Downing Street 1
  11. WA Politicians On Twitter urrent office holders: @GovGregoire @SimsRon @CouncilmanTim @jenngreg eattle Mayoral candidates: @mcginnformayor @normansigler @jandrago4mayor eattle City Councils candidates: City Council andidates: @mikejobrien @SallyBagshaw @BobbyForch @brokenlantern @davidginsberg SOURCE: @jjtweets
  12. Twitter Survey Quotes Like moving into a neighborhood where you get to choose nowledgeable interesting neighbor You may not spend all your time on th ront porch, but you get a lot out of it when you do. -  Anonymous University of Washington Twitter survey (@UWSurvey) participant, May 2009
  13. Twitter Survey Quotes As a journalist, this is the best way to ollow the news of the day and to find out how our industry is changing. Twitter is my new media seminar, ever day. -  Anonymous University of Washington Twitter survey (@UWSurvey) participant, May 2009 responding to the question “What would you say to a friend who asked you about Twitter?quot;
  14. Twitter Survey Quotes It's not just quot;I'm making pancakesquot;. nstead it's the great hum of human houghts that add up to something much bigger than the sum of their arts. It's what's going on *right now* -  Anonymous University of Washington Twitter survey (@UWSurvey) participant, May 2009 responding to the question “What would you say to a friend who asked you about Twitter?quot;
  15. Twitter Survey Quotes At its core twitter is a no frills ommunication platform which forces ou to be short and to the point. Because you need to be short and to he point, information is shared quickl nd plentifully. -  Anonymous University of Washington Twitter survey (@UWSurvey) participant, May 2009
  16. Twitter Survey Quotes It's like sex. Everyone does it differently nd most everyone can find something hey like about it. Some people just don' et it, and never will. Trying too hard makes it worse. Just have fun with it and e safe. -  Anonymous University of Washington Twitter survey (@UWSurvey) participant, May 2009 responding to the question “What would you say to a friend who asked you about Twitter?quot;
  17. CC License: shareshare alike, attribution, non-commercial • Presentation by Kathy E. Gill 27 May 2009 @ TheTwitterConference •  http://parnassusgroup.com/twitterconference/sessions/ •  http://faculty.washington.edu/kegill •  @kegill •  Images: Twitter.com logo, UncleSam from http:// test.mla.lib.mi.us/files/images/UncleSam_2.gif

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