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Beyond "Bitter Twitter": Crowd-Photography for the Cyber-Tahrir Square

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 10 2012

If you're following the presidential campaign via Twitter, you know that each side is using the medium to strafe the other. But with the help of powerful network mapping tools, we discovered there's actually a lot more happening in the Twittersphere around those daily diversions. Thanks to connection technologies, people, events and ideas are coalescing in fascinating patterns online. There's a big "Tahrir Square" level of political demonstration underway, and with this post, we start mining the data to spot the communities among the crowds. Read More

OFA Gets @Barackobama Back Into the Twitterverse

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 10 2009

There was a time when Barack Obama was the number one most followed personage on Twitter, back during the campaign season, but after getting elected his staff seemingly let the account go fallow, to be overtaken by ... Read More

The Politics of Twitter

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 24 2009

For some time now, we've been hearing that conservatives dominate the usage of Twitter when it comes to online politics, and the appearance of TweetProgress, a new aggregator for progressive twitterers, only appears to ... Read More

Network-Weaving on Twitter: TweetProgress Launches to Counter Conservative Lead

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 24 2009

Are conservatives out-organizing progressives on Twitter, as a recent story on CNN reported? And does their seeming dominance matter? Read More

Gingrich Eager for a Twitter Review Course

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 17 2009

  Is Twitter the great leveler? Maybe. In real life, Newt Gingrich is the former Speaker of the House and, it's probably fair to say, in most observers' top five list of the most highly-regarded conservative ... Read More

Progressives Have a Hashtag

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 29 2009

It sounds to me like it should be the name of a third-party candidate in that Kodos and Kang election episode of The Simpsons, but "topprog" is actually a new political Twitter hashtag that is starting to find ... Read More

Daily Digest: Microfundraising Meets Conservative Community Building

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 9 2008

Online Right Spins Twitter Web: Republican State Assemblyman Chuck Devore of California is the subject of compelling online experiment as he attempts to unseat sitting Senator Barbara Boxer -- a Twitter-based ... Read More