Track What Twitter Users Are Saying About Election 2008

Social media is playing a huge part in tracking everything that the current presidential hopefuls are doing.  Any tweet that contains the presidential hopefuls names will appear on  The tweets are added in real-time.  The real-time tweets are powered by Summize, a company that Twitter acquired for $15 million in July. 

Twitter also partnered with Current TV for election coverage.  Selected tweets will appear on Current TV during coverage of the debates.

“Every second of every day, people all around the world share the answer to a simple question, “What are you doing?” With only 140 characters to work with, folks tend to share the reactions, opinions, and ideas foremost in their thoughts,” stated Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. “This public chorus reveals what is truly on our minds—Election 2008 on Twitter exposes these topics.”

Although it was up in the air this past week whether John McCain would debate or not, but it was announced this morning that he will be.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Track What Twitter Users Are Saying About Election 2008 Comments

  1. Adam Jackson says:

    I thought this was an awesome idea. Now if we could just have Twitter Groups for other things like various tradeshows or car enthusiasts.

  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

    I agree, Adam. Twitter is on a roll. First the redesign and now the Election idea. Your groups idea is really good too. I’ll make sure to write a follow-up blog post with the idea and pass the credit to you.

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