Tag Archives: Twitter

Social media’s impact on the 2012 election, and on a local Florida race

By and on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This election season, social media exploded on the political scene and changed how candidates campaign and communicate with voters. Chuck Chestnut and Dean Cheshire, two Alachua County Commission candidates, have benefited from using Facebook in their campaigns.

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Celebrities help spread word of Christian Aguilar with Twitter hashtag, #helpfindchris

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: October 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

When Christian Aguilar disappeared on September 20, his friends and family created the #helpfindchris hashtag to raise awareness about his disappearance. The hashtag has been retweeted thousands of times by strangers, news organizations and celebrities.

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News of FLOTUS visit spread long before initial release

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

More than 18 hours before the Obama campaign confirmed first lady Michelle Obama would visit the University of Florida, the news seeped out on Twitter and Facebook.

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Happy birthday Twitter

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

A popular social media website is celebrating a birthday today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on the impact of social media websites, like Twitter.

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