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presidential debates

'GIF' is the Oxford University Press word of the year in the US

Attention Ad Guys: Nielsen Becomes the Official Twitter TV Ratings Guide

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Twitter on Monday anointed Nielsen, the media and television analytics service, the official arbiter and measurer of television ratings based on Twitter activity. It’s an exclusive, multi-year agreement, dubbed with the fancy “Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings” title, coming in a partnership between the two companies. So official, in fact, the...
Attention Ad Guys: Nielsen Becomes the Official Twitter TV Ratings Guide
Fringe party presidential debate gives streaming video news sites a chance to shine
Reddit founder describes riding the 'Internet 2012 Bus Tour' to stir internet activisim

Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation

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One of the magical things about Twitter is that it opens a window to the world in real-time. An event happens, and seconds later, people share it across the planet. Consider, for example, what happened when Flight 1549 crashed in the Hudson River: http://twitpic.com/135xa - There's a plane in the...
Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation
Xbox Live getting Presidential Election hub with live coverage, polls, and news

Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

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Not only was Sunday’s Super Bowl the most viewed sporting event ever on television, it was the most viewed television program ever with a whopping 111.3M viewers. That’s pretty impressive alone, and the game has the tweets to go along with it. Today Twitter gave us some more stats to...
Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

How to Watch Tonight's Debate Without Actually Watching It

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A real-time web app wants to take the pundits out of the process. One of the best things about presidential debates is their spontaneity: They test how candidates perform, relatively unscripted, before a live national audience. And one of the worst things about presidential debates is ... their spontaneity, since...
How to Watch Tonight's Debate Without Actually Watching It
Fast Chat: More dual-screen users Tweeting and commenting during Presidential debates
Microsoft's Election 2012 hub on Xbox Live heralds the interactive TV future

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, MSFT, ZNGA, GOOG, RIMM, TSLA)

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Good morning, here's the news: Why did Microsoft oust Steven Sinofsky? Because he was tearing the company apart from the inside. Another big shake up at Zynga: The CFO is out, heading to Facebook. A big chunk of Facebook stock is coming off lock-up today, so keep an eye out...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, MSFT, ZNGA, GOOG, RIMM, TSLA)
U.S. Education Secretary's stern challenge to entrepreneurs: 'We have so far to go'

Xbox Live gains Election hub for presidential-race coverage

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Microsoft is adding a new hub to Xbox Live for the upcoming presidential race. Election Hub 2012 will offer US-based Xbox 360 owners the chance to view live feeds from the Republican and Democratic national conventions, watch the three presidential debates, and receive news updates about the candidates and their...
Xbox Live gains Election hub for presidential-race coverage

Digits Live: First Presidential Debates Spark 'Big Bird' Memes

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In what is becoming the new trend in the social sphere, viewers of the presidential debates sparked conversations online and minted new memes on the spot, Liz Heron reports on digits....
Digits Live: First Presidential Debates Spark 'Big Bird' Memes

Presidential flamewars, er, debates start tonight at 9PM ET on YouTube

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Web video sites and civilized discourse have never been particularly compatible concepts, but that's not stopping YouTube from giving it a shot. Roughly a month ahead of the next US presidential election, YouTube be the host to the first of three presidential debates. You can tune into the first...
Presidential flamewars, er, debates start tonight at 9PM ET on YouTube

Weekly Wrap-Up: How Evil Is Your Smartphone, When To Pivot Your Startup, And How To Watch The Presidential Debate Online

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How Evil Is Your Smartphone, 8 Startups On When To Pivot, and How To Watch The Presidential Debates Online. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: How Evil Is Your Smartphone, When To Pivot Your Startup, And How To Watch The Presidential Debate Online

How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online

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We've come a long way since 1960. That was the year of the first televised debate between two U.S. presidential candidates. Fifty-two years after Kennedy and Nixon verbally sparred onstage, this political traditional continues, but with more ways of watching than ever before.  Much has changed even in the last...
How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online

Booting Up: Presidential Debate Post Mortem Edition

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Debate club. (Photo: flickr.com/mountaineerpics) There were 10.3 million tweets sent last night regarding the presidential debates–a new record for the site. [TNW] However, between all the newly created Big Bird accounts and red tie/blue tie observations, it’s possible that Twitter went a little nuts over the presidential debates. Just a...
Booting Up: Presidential Debate Post Mortem Edition

How To Participate In The Presidential Debates

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When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head Wednesday night to tell America why they should be President, the whole country, and in some cases the whole world, will be watching. But thanks to the rise of the Internet and social media, millions of people won't just be watching, they'll...
How To Participate In The Presidential Debates

Debating points: what we learned about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney | Ana Marie Cox

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That both are thin-skinned nerds, whose confidence about their command of facts is more certain than the facts themselvesWe've reached a moment in American history where debates can be judged by who buys the most clever keyword on Twitter and how quickly (and how many) Tumblrs are launched while they...
Debating points: what we learned about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney | Ana Marie Cox

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US
Realtime Polling Startup GoPollGo Begins To Show Real Business Potential With "Promoted Polls"

Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

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Once again, Facebook is prompting users to share that they voted, though this year the social network has introduced a mobile component and a real-time map of voters. Most voting-age Facebook users in the U.S. were met with a module atop their News Feed highlighting friends who have voted and...
Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

Facebook and CNN team up for U.S. presidential election initiatives

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Facebook has partnered with CNN to offer apps and insights related to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the social network announced today. Facebook and CNN will launch an “I’m Voting” application for users to commit to vote and endorse particular candidates and issues. The Open Graph-enabled app will display users’...
Facebook and CNN team up for U.S. presidential election initiatives

Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call

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Conference calls discussing corporate earnings are often like political debates: An hour or so of jargon as dry as dirt. But much like the this year’s presidential debates, Yahoo’s earnings call Monday promised to be worth tuning into, if for no other reason that this was Marissa Mayer’s first and...
Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call
Librarians as political fact-checkers: New feature in online voters guide

Booting Up: Piracy Machines Edition

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How Mondays make us feel. (Photo: Reddit) Microsoft is grooming high school kids in Seattle to become programmers. The bad news is that once they have those comp sci skills, the kids will probably want to work at Google. [New York Times] Good news for everyone without TV: YouTube will...
Booting Up: Piracy Machines Edition

Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub

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Yesterday, Google announced its YouTube Elections Hub in the build up to the 2012 Presidential Election, and today Microsoft follows suit with its own Elections offering for Xbox 360 users. The computing giant has teamed up with a host of third parties to launch the new service, with Election 2012...
Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips
The Twitter spin room: What happens when politics goes real-time
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