#Election2012

A few days later, I feel like the presidential dust has settled. Now in the aftermath, we are free to reflect on what was the without a doubt the first social election.

Were you on Twitter during election night? If so, you were almost certainly bombarded by election-related tweets. In fact, over 20 million tweets including #Election2012 were sent on election day, which made it the most tweeted political event to date.

Check out this interview with Twitter’s Manager of Journalism & News, Mark Luckie, about the tracking that Twitter performed in an effort to predict the outcome of the election.

Chances are, you’ve seen Barack Obama’s victory tweet:

Right now, it has over 812,000 retweets, which makes it the most retweeted post in Twitter history.

The signs are all around us. People are paying more and more attention to social media. It’s becoming a way of life.

I think it is summed up best by this tweet:

In four years, do you think social media will play more or less of a role in the Presidential election?

Starbucks and Crown Royal face America’s issues head-on

Today at work, I was lucky enough to notice two eye-catching stories on Twitter. Both involve a national brand using some outstide-the-box marketing strategies.

And, both campaigns make me love the brands even more.

Starbucks July 4 Indivisible Coffee

Starbucks is giving away free coffee on July 4 to unite the nation.

Crown Royal - Safe Rides Home

Crown Royal sponsors a program called Safe Rides Home

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Social Revolution: Part 3 – Politics

Is it just me, or is the world we live in changing at a mind-blowing pace? Call me crazy, but I honestly think that we’re in the midst of what will one day be widely known as the Social Revolution: My parents will never understand it, but for us Millennials, it’s gotten to the point that we want tob e social in every daily activity we engage in.

This is the third part of a series of posts I am going to publish about things we do on a daily basis that are quickly becoming more social than ever before! Click for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Social Revolution Series.

***This is a guest post by Mark Trova. Read more about him at the bottom of the page, and make sure to follow him for great reporting on business and politics.

This just in: Social Media is growing.

Not much of a news flash?

Here’s another one: Social Media is affecting the Republican Primary, and will affect the election between incumbent Barack Obama and whoever wins the primary.

This may not shock anyone, but the extent to which this is true might surprise some.

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