Trending: The Most Popular Tweet In History

By |November 7th, 2012|

AFTER A historic election victory, planned and executed by the most effective political team ever assembled in American history, the reelected President blasted out the news to the world. ..and it just keeps reverberating. I'm a flaming liberal, as I told one Obama Team member on Twitter today. But my job now is to tell [...]

Election 2012: Social media’s top 10 comedy moments

By |November 5th, 2012|

US elections: Social media’s top 10 comedy moments (via AFP) The US presidential campaign may be a deadly serious affair, but Americans have taken to social networks to lighten the mood with a good dose of humor and sarcasm. Here are our top 10: – The hashtag #eastwooding went viral on Twitter after Hollywood star Clint Eastwood’s guest appearance at this year… […]

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Treading: Nor’Easter Sandy in Europe, and a “ComfortablySmug” Fake News Feed

By |October 30th, 2012|

THE PHOTO above is sobering [h/t reader/commenter mjsmith]. Of course, if you were in the line of Sandy you already know her power. Andrew Kaczynski gathered the evidence and reported the story that went viral: How One Well-Connected Pseudonymous Twitter Spread Fake News About Hurricane Sandy. And in the chaos around Hurricane Sandy, he veered [...]

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Obama’s “Horses and Bayonets” Top Trending Topic from Debate

By |October 23rd, 2012|

THE PHRASE now joins "Big Bird" and "binders of women." The "horses and bayonets" line soon became the debate's viral catchphrase, following "big bird," "marlarkey" and "binders full of women" as the pull-out refrain that set the internet afire. The term followed the now-familiar routine of trending on Twitter (hashtag #horsesandbayonets), followed by a debate-inspired [...]

The Buzz: Mystery Speaker Thursday Night

By |August 28th, 2012|

Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night. Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event's final evening. "To Be Announced" has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program. [Wall Street Journal] BY THURSDAY [...]

Trending: Robert Gibbs v. Paul Ryan, and Defending Joe

By |August 19th, 2012|

"If [Paul Ryan] wants to protect Medicare for his mother, he should thank President Obama for what he has done to extend the life of the Medicare trust fund. What President Obama did was strengthen the Medicare benefits to help Medicare beneficiaries and extend it more than 8 years." - Robert Gibbs on Fox News [...]