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Presidential debate sets record on Twitter

President Obama and Mitt Romney were a huge sensation on Twitter Wednesday night, generating a record 10.3 million tweets over the course of their 90-minute debate. It was the most tweeted event in political history, Twitter says, and exceeded the activity on the social media site during the political conventions. The high point, however, didn't belong to either candidate vying for the White House.


Romney's 'Big Bird' debate comment stirs social media

Who knew Sesame Street's Big Bird would play a role in tonight's presidential debate in Denver? About 30 minutes into the verbal contest between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the former governor explained that he would cut what he considers non-essential items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate moderator Jim Lehrer.


Obama's speech stirs record response on Twitter

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night ranked as the biggest political moment ever on the social media site Twitter.


Romney rising in swing state tweets

Mitt Romney has held a consistent advantage over President Obama in positive sentiment expressed in tweets from 12 battleground states in the 10 days leading up to the Republican convention.


Usain Bolt wins most Olympic mentions on Twitter

Usain Bolt

The Jamaican sprinter — who repeatedly claimed legendary status after his phenomenal performance Saturday — was the most-mentioned Olympian on both Facebook and Twitter during the London Games, beating out American swimmer Michael Phelps.


Online and outspoken: China's microblog craze

China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation's exuberant mood - embellished with flashing emoticons. Earlier passions have been ignited on the site by a deadly high speed rail crash and outrage over factory pollution....


Twitter Apologizes For Freezing Critical Journalist's Account: 'Not Acceptable'

To the charges of putting the interests of a corporate partner above those of a human user, Twitter pleads guilty. The social messaging service has apologized for suspending the account of Guy Adams, a correspondent for The Independent and vocal critic of the way NBC has covered the Olympic Games.


Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as Corporate Focus Groups

Some companies are leaning on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare for advice on what products to bring to market.


Twitter suspends reporter's account

Olympics Reporter Suspected from Twitter

Twitter has suspended the account of a Los Angeles-based reporter for a British newspaper who included the email address of the NBC Olympics president and asked his followers to write him to complain about the network's coverage....


#NBCfail Gets Olympic Size: Is It Going Any Better In Canada?

The Twitter hashtag #NBCfail – about the American network’s Olympic shortfalls — is covering a lot of ground. But a key early frustration was the online viewing experience.


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