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CNN to host ‘PoliCast’ during tonight’s State of the Union Address

cnn logo_304x200President Obama is set to make his fifth State of the Union Address tonight and news organizations will be competing for viewers before, during, and after the speech. While social activity may not be as pronounced as it was during President Obama’s three debates with Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential race, viewers will certainly be turning to Twitter to offer and glean reactions.

As part of its coverage plans, then, news organizations must consider not only how to hold the attention of its linear audience, but also how to engage with its digital audience. Last year, CNN accomplished this with a #TweetOfTheUnion page on CNN.com, which allowed users to track in real-time the reactions to the address by members of Congress. Read more

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Social TV results from Inauguration Day

To see how much Twitter has grown in the past four years, just look at the 2013 Inauguration Day numbers below compared to 2009. In a little over one hour, there were 1.1 million tweets about this year’s Inauguration Ceremony. This is compared to just 82,392 tweets about Obama’s first Inaugural in 2009. Read more

TV networks see record breaking traffic to websites during election night

Just about a year ago, Lost Remote’s Cory Bergman pointed out that TV sites should turn into second screens. A year later, TV networks have taken this advice and are now seeing record breaking results to their main dot coms. Election night was proof of that and here’s why. Read more

President Obama wins election, tweets before giving speech on TV

President Barack Obama has been re-elected bringing an end to a long and grueling battle between the president and former Governor Mitt Romney. At 11:18, after some magical swipes by CNN’s John King on their magical election wall, the network declared the President Obama had won the electoral votes he needed to get re-elected. Three minutes earlier, the president declared victory with a signature “-bo” tweet. Read more

An inside look at CNN’s election social TV success

Hurricane Sandy is still dominating news coverage, but the election is still rumbling our way as well. CNN has had tremendous success this election cycle that has put them at the top of Trendrr’s social leader board for all three presidential debates and the veep debate (more than ten networks aired these debates). We spoke with Steve Krakauer the  Senior Digital Producer CNN/US about the strategy that led to this success.  Read more

Social TV results from the third presidential debate

The third debate concluded on Monday evening providing another serving of massive social TV data. Twitter, Bluefin Labs, SnappyTV and more were all reporting on the results and what we can learn from the social web. The interesting analysis will probably come after the election takes place, but for now here are the highlights from the third debate on foreign policy. Read more

Univision hosts Romney and Obama for 'meet and greet' on Facebook

The social TV election continues to grow. Before the first traditional debate has taken place between President Obama and former Governor Romney, Univision is hosting a "meet and greet" for each candidate, which is being streamed live on their Facebook page right now. Tonight the former governor is taking the stage in Miami and tomorrow night President Obama will. Here are more details about this "first of a kind" partnership with Facebook to make this social web event possible.

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MTV's VMAs makes giant social TV splash, trumps DNC

Should President Obama and Mitt Romney have vied for a spot at the VMAs instead of their conventions? According to Bluefin Labs, the VMAs were the "#2 all-time most social televised events at 12.8M comments (just shy of the Grammy's at 13M but ahead of the Super Bowl at 12.2M)". Trendrr concluded the "VMA's were the most social tentpole event of 2012," not including political events. Here are the details.

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Inside look at CNN and Facebook's first election analysis

In July CNN and Facebook announced a major partnership around the election. "America's Choice 2012" is an analysis of Facebook's more than 160 million users in the U.S. and CNN's multi-platform audience. Their first big report is out and we spoke to Michelle Jaconi, CNN's Executive Producer of Cross-Platform programming about the results.

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