Social Media in the 2010 US Midterm Election: What Worked (And What Didn't)

Social media was front and center for the 2010 midterm elections yesterday in the United States, with both old and new media relying heavily on social media to augment their coverage. We take a look at the different news organizations' approaches to election coverage, and make some predictions about what will be reincarnated for the 2012 presidential election two years from now.


Did you watch election results come in live on Twitter last night? Did you use Foursquare to checkin at the polling booth? Social media was front and center for the 2010 midterm elections yesterday in the United States, with both old and new media relying heavily on social media to augment their coverage. We take a look at the different news organizations’ approaches to election coverage, and make some predictions about what will be reincarnated for the 2012 presidential election two years from now.

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