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1 twitter + politics

2 The 2008 Election

3 Twitter Stats

4 Twitter Updates 19 Sept 2008 - 24 Oct 2008 13 Jan 2008 - 30 Oct 2008 29 Apr 2007 - 5 Nov 2008 8 Jan 2007 - 14 Nov 2007

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 McCain - clearly feed (Twitterfeed)

7 Edwards I've committed to visiting the town with the most demands on, demand a visit in your town at: 4:38 AM Jun 21st, 2007 from txt On my way to Finley hospital in Dubuque, Iowa to talk with nurses and local SEIU members. Then I'm off to a community meeting in Montice... 10:02 AM Nov 14th, 2007 from txt

8 Clinton Attempting to connect with people? Im in Columbia S.C. for a rally with voters and a roundtable with South Carolina women. 12:54 PM Jan 13th, 2008 from web I need your help in Indiana and North Carolina – make calls and reach out to voters! http://tools.hillaryclinton... 8:17 AM May 5th, 2008 from web http://tools.hillaryclinton Thank You West Virginia! 4:42 PM May 13th, 2008 from web

9 Obama Mostly one-way mass announcements (262) 201 posts: where am I? 27 posts: call to action 24 posts: announcements 13 posts expressed an emotion

10 Obama Examples Launching Obama Mobile text messaging; text 'GO' to OBAMA (62262) to get a free bumper sticker. 6:53 PM Jun 19th, 2007 from web In Casper, WY at a town hall meeting & heading to Laramie. Remind all your friends in Wyoming to caucus tomorrow. 11:25 AM Mar 7th, 2008 from web

11 Obama Post-Hillary Calls to action increased Announcements included link to watch live or watch recording In Unity, NH. Heading to a rally with Senator Clinton. Watch this event live now on cable news or at 10:18 AM Jun 27th, 2008 from web

12 QOTD: Why did 165,000 people sign up to get messages that were the equivalent of adverts... in a space where participants value real human interaction?

13 CC License: share&share alike, attribution, non-commercial Kathy Gill @kegill, @kegill_us Images: logo, UncleSam from eSam_2.gif eSam_2.gif

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