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Welcome to Twitter, @HillaryClinton!
Welcome to Twitter, @HillaryClinton!

Democrat or Republican, we’re always excited when someone makes a big splash on social media because it means we get to look at some data, and data is awesome.

Chávez Champion of Poor? Or Brutal Dictator? Depends Who You Ask
Chávez Champion of Poor? Or Brutal Dictator? Depends Who You Ask

Scrolling through an English-language Twitter feed on March 5, most Americans saw radically divergent opinions about the late President Hugo Chávez. Hundreds of thousands of online conversations heralded Chávez as a champion of the poor and a hero to impoverished Venezuelans … or denounced Chávez as a brutal dictator who silenced opposition and misused his country’s wealth.

The Incredible Shrinking White House Press Corps – And Why It Matters
The Incredible Shrinking White House Press Corps – And Why It Matters

There’s an uproar in Washington these days, and it has nothing to do with budget battles and entitlement reform, but rather, how news organizations that cover the White House feel used – and abused – by a White House that increasingly keeps them at a distance.  This problem erupted over the weekend when a press […]

Shaking the Internet
Shaking the Internet

Right after today’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake we started tracking aftershocks. I’m not talking about seismic activity, I’m talking online conversation. As of 2:48 pm, there were 743,000 online posts mentioning “earthquake” according to our analysis of Radian6 data. Not surprisingly, 96.7% of the public conversation took place on Twitter.

My Tweets Do Not Reflect the Views of My Employer*
My Tweets Do Not Reflect the Views of My Employer*

Are these 49 characters a waste of your 160 character allotment for your Twitter bio? I suspect so, because if I tweet something outrageous or offensive, those 49 characters are not a firewall from getting fired, or even from a client firing my employer for that matter. Just look at Rashard Mendenhall whose tweets were seen as a little too sympathetic to Osama Bin Laden. Had he had a “tweets don’t reflect the views of my endorsers” disclaimer, would he have lost his endorsements? Absolutely.

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