I could not help myself (Not to) post this article, I want the readers of this blog to understand that this is not a political blog and it’s not in any way suggesting any candidates of this election.
So I got up this morning and was checking on tweets (As it’s my only easy news in the morning) and I decided to check the Twitter Search page as I think it is (Or will be) one of the most powerful search tools out there since it’s based on Twitter users own input.
But I didn’t do any searches as I found out the link to Twitter E08 or the Twitter election page right at the homepage of twitter search.
And I also found a temporary banner on top of every twitter page promoting the new Election 08 powered by twitter.
What the page does is very simple, here is what you will read when you land there: “We’re filtering hundreds of Twitter updates per minute to create a new source for gathering public opinion about the presidential election and a new way for you to share your thoughts”
Back in April I wrote this article about how powerful twitter is to decide or even help deciding of votes between Obama Vs. Clinton, and guess what happened? Well we all know what happened.
YouTube, Facebook and other powerful sites all have their own election pages, I personally think that creating this page on twitter is a great idea, I won’t bother my readers on any more details, but I will say that it’s a great interactive page that dynamicly pulling every and anything said about the election from all twitter users to form the true public opinion, kind of like a vertical news ticker from twitter users about the election.
For example: A tweet about this post will go on my Twitter page, within minutes it will show on the election page because it contains the words: Obama, McCain, Clinton and election.
To see the election page go here: http://election.twitter.com/
Can Twitter decide who’s the next president? Obama has over 85,000 followers, McCain has less 1000 as of today. Does that mean anything? What do you think? Please share your thought on this by commenting on this article. 😉