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After Buddy Roemer Announces, who’s listening to whom? Americans Elect Twitter Network, 12-2011

Time 1. Buddy Roemer makes an appearance at an Americans Elect promotional event.

Time 2. Americans Elect presents its finding that Buddy Roemer is the American politician who has the best “National Match” with the will of the American people.

Time 3. Buddy Roemer announces that he will be running for nomination as President [...]

Idler? Relid! Website Disses Twitter in Short Form

When I was sent on to a post from the Idler declaring that:

From today, all orders that we send out will include a nice little letterpress bookmark, featuring a picture of a little birdie and the phrase: “Read, Don’t Twitter”.

my first response was to rise up in dudgeon. Why is it that some [...]

Sarah Palin: Tweet?

Are Americans really just chomping at the bit for Sarah Palin to run for President in 2012? Not if you go by our short-form writing forum Twitter. Searches for tweets featuring the phrase “Palin for President” bring up just 14 results during the past seven days… and only 6 of those are actually positive comments [...]

Newt Gingrich for President? Tracking Stats Show Little Popular Demand

“More than a decade after he stepped down as speaker of the House into what seemed like almost certain political oblivion,” writes Shannon McCaffrey of the Associated Press, “Newt Gingrich is back and seemingly more relevant than ever.” To where has Newt Gingrich come back, and what makes him seem relevant? Shannon clarifies:

Gingrich seems [...]