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Advocating a #Compromise, White House Turns to New Media

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 29 2011

Source: Trendsmap

As Sen. Kent Konrad (D-N.D.) delivers a staid and very traditional speech on the Senate floor during remarks on the debt ceiling, the White House new media team is going another direction entirely — they have asked Americans to take to Twitter with the hashtag #compromise to urge their electeds to support a deal on the upper limit of the country's ability to borrow money.

Update, 4:46 p.m. Friday: President Barack Obama's campaign account, @Barackobama, has been posting the Twitter handles of every Republican member of Congress, by state, throughout the afternoon.

Tim Tagaris notes that he began the day with 9,396,253 followers. As of right now, @Barackobama now has 9,378,827 followers — meaning that the campaign account has actually lost over 17,000 followers so far. Oh, and that he's also giving his 9-million-plus followers a great chance to join the following of Republican members of Congress.

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RSS Feed friday >

First POST: Upgrades

Obama tech veterans heading to Hillary 2016?; renewed calls for Obama to stop collecting Americans' phone metadata; FCC upgrades its definition of broadband service, finally; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Blogrolling

How Canada spies on its citizens' web behavior; with uber-blogger Andrew Sullivan quitting the field, whither political blogs; how big data is helping prevent homelessness in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Jargon Busters

Changes in the RNC's tech team; big plans for digital democracy in the UK; how people in Cuba are making their own private Internet; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Stalking

How the DEA tracks millions of America motorists; will the Senate enter the 21st century?; Obama veteran Jeremy Bird's role in the upcoming Israeli election; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Video Stars

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. GO

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