Twitter to Launch Election Hub Tuesday
If you are watching only the TV during presidential debates or elections, you are at best getting only half the story. "Binders full of women" — a phrase you might have not even notice, blew up into a comical meme within minutes.
And on a more serious note, fact-checking organizations were able to call the candidates' bluffs within minutes of them fudging the truth. Hitting the trending topics list on your Twitter home page is a good way to see what's being talked about. But in addition, Twitter is launching a site tomorrow (Nov. 6), called #Election2012, that will aggregate tweets from some prominent sources, including the candidates and their staffers, media and other "key players," as Twitter calls them.
It could be a good place to start, especially if you are a Twitter novice. But also hit the trending topics. Entertaining memes like "binders full of women" don't typically come from campaign staffs or professional "commentators."