This piece from Reuters declares Twitter and social media an important part of the election process after last night's twitterverse actvity.
Here are some highlights:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called it - in less than 140 characters.Around 11:15 pm EST, just as the networks were beginning to call the race in his favor, Obama took to Twitter to proclaim himself the winner over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. (I'm sure someone from Obama's team tweeted this) but nonetheless, the bottom line is the explosion on twitter and how important it was in this whole process.
Hopefully many businesses who have not understood the power of Twitter capturing the immediacy of feelings, trends, emotions from those who frame what's happening, to your advocates, fans, clients and customers will now understand how it can be used effectively for your cause, products, services and organization.
Here's what caught my attention:
**The fact that the president would take his message to Twitter before taking the stage in Chicago underscored the tremendouss role social media platforms like Twitter played in the 2012 election.
**"Twitter brought people closer to almost every aspect of the election this year," Horwitz said. "From breaking news, to sharing the experience of watching the debates, to interacting directly with the candidates, Twitter became a kind of nationwide caucus."
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://reut.rs/WApMff]