Twitter Campaign

President Barack Obama called it on Twitter last night.

“This happened because of you. Thank you,” Obama tweeted.

That the president would take his message to Twitter before taking the stage in Chicago underscored the tremendous role social media platforms like Twitter played in the 2012 election, noted Reuters.

Minutes later, with the race called in his favor, Obama tweeted again.

“We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo.”

Another tweet from Obama, one that read: “Four more years” and showed a picture of him hugging his wife, became the most retweeted tweet in the history of the site.

Love it or hate it, Twitter and its role in politics appears to be here to stay, says The Atlantic.

Time goes Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win.

Nate Silver won the battle to predict the outcome of the contest between President Barak Obama and Mitt Romney. Where breathless pundits claimed the contest was “too close to call,” Silver and other poll aggregators calmly told anyone who would listen that the math told another story, on his 538 blog, which was so named for the total number of electoral votes.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had tough competition on Fox News and on ABC with an apparently drunk Diane Sawyer.

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