Obama, Romney Take Over the Web With Advertisements

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

 

Obama Speech Tops Facebook Mentions

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

 

September 11, 2001 as experienced on the International Space Station

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz


On September 11, 2001, US astronaut Frank L. Culbertson watched the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from the International Space Station. He wrote up his experience that day and the days following in a letter posted on NASA’s site:

 

What would 9/11 have been like with Twitter?

from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell

 

Mark Dery on “Aesthetics after 9/11”

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

 

Romney team touts the governor’s French-language skills

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

In defending Mitt Romney’s national security credentials to BuzzFeed on Tuesday, foreign policy advisor Robert O’Brien cited a rather curious data point — the French Romney picked up while serving as a Mormon missionary in France in the late 1960s:

 

MAIN FOCUS: Democrats nominate Obama | 06/09/2012

from euro|topics
The US Democrats nominated President Barack Obama as their candidate for the November election on Wednesday. In his speech at the party convention in North Carolina, ex-president Bill Clinton defended Obama’s performance against the criticism of the Republicans. Some commentators believe the president will have a hard time persuading people to vote for him again. Others stress that even if he wins the election he will still have to fight to achieve his goals.

Why Mitt Romney can’t talk about Iraq

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

Sectarian tensions are once again rising perilously in Iraq after a court in Baghdad sentenced Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi to death in absentia — on the same day that insurgents launched a wave of attacks across the country that killed nearly 100 people. But, judging from this year’s campaign rhetoric, you probably won’t hear Mitt Romney criticizing Barack Obama for the precarious situation in Iraq following the U.S. troop withdrawal.

 

The Election 2012 Weekly Report: Conventions Close

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Breaking Down Romney?s And Obama?s Facebook Fans

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty

Watch a YouTube History of Romney and Obama

from Mashable! by Stephanie Haberman

 

Turkey: Elections slowing Syria action

from Yahoo news
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells CNN the U.S. is “lacking of initiative” on Syria and suggests it could be because of the upcoming presidential election.

See Bill Clinton?s Sleek 1996 Campaign Website

from Mashable! by Annie Colbert

 

What the 2012 Presidential Race Can Teach Social Media Experts

from social media vb by PJSweeney
As Social Media matures and more data becomes available we are learning about how different platforms can deliver insight. Facebook launched an intriguing service this year in partnership with CNN called Election Insights. The data aggregates Facebook activity mentioning the competing Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates.

Obama Is Literally Buying This Word on Twitter

from Mashable! by Neha Prakash

Internet video’s robotic, idiotic copyright cops

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
On Wired, Geeta Dayal looks at the state of automated copyright enforcement video-bots, the mindless systems that shut down the Hugo awards livestream, took down NASA’s own footage of the Curiosity landing, and interrupted the video from the DNC. Dayal examines the legal status and necessity for these bots (dubious); their ability to model copyright’s full suite, including fair use (nonexistent); and the business reasons for deploying them (cowardly). She also looks at what’s at stake when our ability to communicate with one another is suborned to the profit-maximization strategies of giant copyright holders.

The White House is circulating a cybersecurity executive order: Here?s what you need to know

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

 

What Bill Clinton had to say about Obama’s foreign policy in 2008

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman


On Wednesday evening, former President Bill Clinton will issue a full-throated endorsement of Barack Obama at the Democratic convention in Charlotte. But as the New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza recently pointed out, the frayed relationship between the two Democratic leaders — tested by the bitter 2007-2008 primary contest between Obama and Hillary Clinton — has never fully mended.


Bill Clinton urges Americans to stick with Obama

from Hurriyet Daily News
Bill Clinton made a passionate call for Americans to return Barack Obama with the White House, telling a television audience of millions that no U.S. president

 

Romney winning the social media war? Nope

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm


PowerLine, take it away: ?THE LEFT IS GETTING CLOBBERED ON TWITTER.?
Mashable, dunk it: ?Ultimately, [Romney campaign digital lead Zac] Moffatt has plenty of respect for the Obama digital squad, but thinks his team of dozens of digital employees is just as good, if not better.?

Romney Website Seems to Borrow Text From Obama?s Page

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

INFOGRAPHIC: Breaking Down Romney?s And Obama?s Facebook Fans

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty

 

7,000 political events on EventBrite indicate an enthusiasm gap for Democrats

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

It?s a tough election cycle for both major parties in the United State, as they scramble to raise sums that will, so the general thought goes, exceed $1 billion. In a word, fundraising is key.

10 Most Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads on YouTube

from Mashable! by Neha Prakash

10 Barack Obama Memes Worthy of Your Vote

from Mashable! by Annie Colbert

President Obama?s DNC speech sets new Twitter politics record with 52,757 tweets per minute

from The Next Web by Josh Ong

 

Obama Chooses Steve Jobs Over Google

from Mashable! by Chris Taylor

Watch the Obama Speech That Set a Political Record on Twitter

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

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