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RNC picks Facebook engineer for first CTO

The social network's Andrew Barkett has been hired to help the GOP bridge the digital divide and campaign more effectively.

By Jun. 5, 2013


Obama's response to Eastwood most re-tweeted tweet of RNC

Clint Eastwood's berating of an invisible Obama launched a viral "Eastwooding" meme, but it was the president's response that garnered the most Twitter traction.

By Sep. 2, 2012


Clint Eastwood's RNC Obama chair gets own Twitter account

Wow. It doesn't take long for Twitter to tap into the cultural zeitgeist. Invisible Obama, fast made famous at tonight's RNC, gets an account that goes from zero to nearly 20K followers in less than an hour.

By Aug. 30, 2012


All eyes on RNC protestors

Protestors at the upcoming Republican National Convention in New York City may get the feeling...

By Aug. 26, 2004


Obama DNC speech triggers record 52,757 tweets per minute

The president's acceptance speech also helps push tweets about the Democratic National Convention to the 4 million mark on the final day.

By Sep. 7, 2012


Debate makes Big Bird a big hit on Twitter

The famed yellow avian star of "Sesame Street" flies high on social media after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney mentions him during tonight's presidential debate.

By Oct. 3, 2012


Presidential debate spawns campaign to save Big Bird

Indiegogo campaign looks to raise funds for PBS and the huge flightless bird that became a Twitter superstar during the Obama-Romney debate in Denver last night.

By Oct. 4, 2012


The 404 1,122: Where we make your day (podcast)

It's only been half a day since Clint Eastwood bombed the RNC Convention, but the ridiculous amount of "viral memes" online are already making it feel stale. We have no choice but to show you a few picks, and we'll also have a live taste test of ThinkGeek's bacon and Sriracha-flavored lollipops.

By Aug. 31, 2012


Twitter gets even bigger

People using Twitter is not exactly news to stop the presses. And yet, the service continues to be on a tear. And now it's making money too.

By Dec. 11, 2012


Republicans register delegates on the cloud

Republican National Convention organizers turn to cloud computing and other technologies to communicate with delegates more effectively.

By Sep. 3, 2008