New heights at Copyright trolling: “YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds- American elections roundup

Congress releases report on the effects of patent trolls, could this mean litigation?

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds

from Wired Top Stories by Ryan Singel
A seemingly rogue copyright complaint brought down the Obama campaign’s live feed of its own convention Tuesday night, just minutes after the First Lady’s speech.

Watch the Michelle Obama Speech That Destroyed Twitter [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

The 2012 Democratic platform: Internet good; Republicans, IP theft bad

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

A Likeable Leader: President Barack Obama?s Stellar Social Media Use

from Likeable Media – A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm by sam
By Sam Sudakoff The power of social media starts with the most powerful person in the world. That?s right, the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama along with his staff, have mastered the technique of creating content and generating a noteworthy buzz. ?How has he done this?? you might wonder. More important, ?Why is

Democrats Call for Internet Freedom in Party Platform

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Republican Convention Sets Social Media Bar for Democrats

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

The social media numbers for the Republican National Convention are in, and they’re impressive: more than 4 million tweets with a peak of 14,743 tweets per minute, 2.5 million-plus YouTube views and 300,000 hours of streaming video viewed in a three-day period with an average view time of more than 30 minutes.

We the People: Obama?s petition network passes 3M signatures in one year

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Politics on Social Networking Sites

from Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports
Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users? views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.

Obama speeds up election campaign

from Hurriyet Daily News
U.S. President Barack Obama took his campaign to Colorado yesterday as he and Republican

The most controversial line in Romney’s convention speech?

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

Take a Tour of the Twitter Political Index [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Google, Facebook and Twitter?s Friendly Rivalry at GOP2012

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Invisible Obama: Exclusive Q&A with the Internet Sensation

from Mashable! by Christine Erickson

Obama Digital Chief: ?Winning? Online Conversation Not Our Objective

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

US Presidential Elections: Not in Romney’s speech: Iraq, Social Security

by EU-Digest
Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Illegal immigration.

They?re all costly to taxpayers and the next president presumably will have to address them to one degree or another. Yet GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made no mention of those issues Thursday in his wide-ranging acceptance speech that closed the Republican National Convention.

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