Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The 2012 presidential contenders have had a rough go of it on Twitter, according to an analysis of the political conversation taking place on the popular social network.
The 2012 presidential contenders have had a rough go of it on Twitter, according to an analysis of the political conversation being conducted on the popular social network.
In the scandal kingdom, he's only a duke, perhaps.
Only the economy eclipsed the midterm elections as a news story last year, according to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism's massive "State of the Media Report 2011" (www.stateofthemedia.org).
"Twitter is a significant element of the political conversation and ecosystem in this campaign," Mr. Jurkowitz said. "It's part of the broad democratization process in media, where people who have significant doubts about the mainstream press and are looking for ways to circumvent it."
Mark Jurkowitz, the associate director of PEJ, said Twitter's growing importance as a communications tool led to the study.