(CNN) - Three days after accepting his party's nomination for president, Mitt Romney on Sunday crossed the one-million mark in Twitter followers.
1 million active followers – thanks everyone for your support. Help us keep the momentum going mi.tt/N74Zuo— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 02, 2012
1 million active followers – thanks everyone for your support. Help us keep the momentum going mi.tt/N74Zuo
(CNN) – The most re-distributed tweet of the Republican National Convention came from a Democrat.
A representative of Twitter said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s message rebuffing Clint Eastwood’s speech was the most re-tweeted message of the GOP event.
(CNN) – The election of 2012 may well be the first truly social election in U.S. political history with voters' voices heard across the internet well before they enter the voting booth. As a result, the national conversation will play a bigger role than ever in the way news organizations such as CNN cover the story.
With the kick off this week of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and next week's Democratic National Convention, CNN presents its social take on the conventions. Consider the following guide an open invitation to participate in the way we cover the events of the next two weeks and the entire general election season to follow.
(CNN) – Beth Myers, the woman leading Mitt Romney's running mate search, tweeted a list of names on Friday–all of whom have been speculated as potential VP picks.
The tweets come as a surprising post for a campaign that has been strictly tight-lipped about its search process.
#FF @robportman @bobmcdonnell @CondoleezzaRice @johnthune @Gov_Martinez @RickSantorum— Beth Myers (@BethMyers2012) July 27, 2012
#FF @robportman @bobmcdonnell @CondoleezzaRice @johnthune @Gov_Martinez @RickSantorum
#FF @KellyAyotte @timpawlenty @GovChristie @BobbyJindal @marcorubio @RepPaulRyan @NewtGingrich— Beth Myers (@BethMyers2012) July 27, 2012
#FF @KellyAyotte @timpawlenty @GovChristie @BobbyJindal @marcorubio @RepPaulRyan @NewtGingrich
(CNN) - Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.
The Republican presidential nominee's account on the site, which had been gaining followers at a clip of about 3,000 to 4,000 a day, appears to have gained more than 116,000 followers Friday and another 24,000 on Saturday.
(CNN) – In a year dominated by the Republican race for the White House, several kids of GOP politicians have found a voice on Twitter, giving a behind-the-scenes look on the campaign trail or simply standing up for their dads online.
Our list of their top 10 tweets can be found after the jump.
(HLNTV.com) - Two important facts here about modern technology:
1. Once on the Internet, nothing ever truly goes away.
2. Politicians butt dial.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – It was a mini Twitter town hall.
After delivering remarks on his clean-energy policy in Newton, Iowa, President Barack Obama sat down at a laptop and answered a handful of questions on Twitter that had been submitted hours earlier by the tweeting public.
(CNN) – Richard Grenell, who joined Mitt Romney's team as a foreign policy adviser less than two weeks ago, has left the campaign, a spokesman for the likely Republican presidential nominee confirmed Tuesday.
"We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons," campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. "We wanted him to stay because he had superior qualifications for the position he was hired to fill."
Dothan, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time.
The Republican presidential candidate doesn't have as much money to spend on television advertising as his counterparts, but Gingrich is devoting considerable resources to maximize his online presence.