Post Politics: @mentionmachine


Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Obamas most retweeted tweet: Four more years.

Major networks are calling the race for President Obama, who is already claiming victory on Twitter.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:43 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Election Day hashtags: How to avoid Twitter overload

There are a few ways to prime your feed so it's more useful during the inevitable Election-Day onslaught.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The tweets that matter to swing state voters

The map is sortable by state, candidate and keyword, so there are lots of ways to explore the data.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Twitter piles it on Romney after fundraiser video

A look at some Twitter data from shows how dominant the topic has become, and how overwhelmingly negative reaction to the video has been.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Obama team buys ‘literally’ on Twitter

Obama campaign turning snark into Web site site clicks.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine, ep

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Who won Twitter this week?

Rep. Paul Ryan debuted a new Twitter handle as he set out on the campaign trail with Mitt Romney this week.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Newt Gingrich’s campaign: Good for the GOP? | @MentionMachine

One argument for Gingrich extending his longshot bid is reinforced when closely inspecting @MentionMachine and other social media analytics.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Rick Santorum has Twitter talking before Michigan | @MentionMachine

Rick Santorum is topping the @MentionMachine leaderboard heading into the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday, but all that buzz doesn’t appear to be tilting in his favor.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine, Rick Santorum,

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Ann Romney joins Pinterest

A campaign spokesman said Ann Romney herself is doing the “pinning,” with guidance from some other family members.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Rick Santorum’s sweep surprised the Twitterverse

Chatter about the former Pennsylvania senator and GOP presidential candidate on Twitter had flat-lined since his Iowa win. Until Tuesday night.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 02/03/2012

The Donald Trump bump: It exists on @MentionMachine

Trump’s endorsement isn’t likely to have much of an effect on Mitt Romney’s support among GOP voters. But it gave him a boost in Twitter mentions.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:33 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @mentionmachine, donald trump

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Newt Gingrich’s tweet-worthy week | @MentionMachine

Newt Gingrich was mentioned more times on Twitter and in the media during the past week than any of his other Republican rivals.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:10 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Ron Paul deploys his Web army on the TSA | @MentionMachine

Ron Paul tweeted about his son being “detained” in Nashville. And his base agreed followed suit.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Mitt Romney’s big week in @MentionMachine

The @MentionMachine leaderboard for the past week shows Romney with the momentum in S. Carolina.

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:09 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Huntsman late N.H. surge lacked social media buzz of Santorum Iowa rally

Real-time conversation about Jon Huntsman never proved he had the “Huntsmentum” his campaign was predicting.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/06/2012

@MentionMachine: Media mentions count

Besides monitoring Twitter mentions, another major component of @MentonMachine is the data it supplies on media mentions of the 2012 candidates.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 01/04/2012

How the #IAcaucus played out on Twitter | @MentionMachine

The @MentionMachine launched in time to illustrate the biggest story of the Iowa caucuses — Rick Santorum’s burgeoning momentum.

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/03/2012

@MentionMachine tracks the presidential candidates: Who’s up, who’s down on Twitter?

In the 2012 campaign season, social media has been the writing on the wall. Now @MentionMachine monitors Twitter for political candidate mentions, revealing trends and spikes that show where the conversation is and why.

By Cory Haik, Amanda Zamora and Natalie Jennings  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The Iowa Twitter caucus | @MentionMachine

The volume of tweets about each candidate correlates with the trends in the polls.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Pew study finds Twitter is a tough place for presidential candidates | @MentionMachine

Twitter is is the loudest — and usually the meanest — medium out there for the 2012 Presidential candidates, a Pew study finds.

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Hashtag guide for the 2012 election | @MentionMachine

We’re compiling a glossary of hashtags for important election conversations.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Herman Cain harassment report captivates Twitter | @MentionMachine

Social analytics site Topsy tracked 36,462 mentions of Cain on Twitter on Sunday, the day the original Politico story was published.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Republican Debate: The biggest lines and the best buzz | @MentionMachine

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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