Obama

  • Barack Obama’s Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total DNC Tweets

    Barack Obama’s Record-Setting Speech: 52,757 Tweets Per Minute, 9M Total DNC Tweets

    The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention tonight and broke some Twitter records while he was at it, according to the company. Extra points to Twitter, the site didn’t go down or falter once during the entire speech. Read More

  • Michelle Obama’s Speech Brings In 28K Tweets Per Minute, Destroys Mitt Romney

    Michelle Obama’s Speech Brings In 28K Tweets Per Minute, Destroys Mitt Romney

    If you’re into all of this political hoopla and you gauge the interest of America from the number of tweets during political events, then Michelle Obama has put the Democrats into the driver’s seat with her speech tonight. On my train ride home from the TCHQ, my entire feed was filled with nothing but nice things to say about the speech from the first lady.  Twitter shared some… Read More

  • Payvia Wins Exclusive Contract To Power SMS Donations In Obama For America Campaign

    Payvia Wins Exclusive Contract To Power SMS Donations In Obama For America Campaign

    Payvia, which just launched its new mobile payment platform for carrier billing this July, has been selected as the exclusive vendor to power the campaign contributions for Obama for America (OFA). This will allow supporters to send in donations to the campaign via text message, and those charges will later appear on the user’s monthly cell phone bill. The company says it first presented… Read More

  • President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

    President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

    U.S. President Barack Obama is making an unscheduled appearance on Reddit today. Just a few minutes ago, Obama joined Reddit and is scheduled to host an AMA (Reddit slang for “ask me anything”) session starting at 4:30pm ET. Reddit’s moderators have confirmed that this is indeed legit and the questions from Reddit’s users are already coming in at a rapid pace. Obama… Read More

  • Twitter Launches Its Own Political Barometer To Track U.S. Presidential Elections

    Twitter Launches Its Own Political Barometer To Track U.S. Presidential Elections

    Twitter just announced the launch of its Twitter Political Index. This index, says Twitter, is “a daily measurement of Twitter users’ feelings towards the candidates as expressed in nearly two million Tweets each week.” Every day, twitter will evaluate and weigh the sentiment of tweets mentioning both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney relative to every other message that… Read More

  • Obama Hits Up Silicon Valley One More Time With $35K+ Sheryl Sandberg Dinner

    Obama Hits Up Silicon Valley One More Time With $35K+ Sheryl Sandberg Dinner

    Silicon Valley, President Obama just can’t quit you. In the Bay Area and free this weekend? Got 35K to toss around? Well if you’ve ever wanted to meet an in-office President now’s your chance to attend an Obama fundraiser dinner, going down at Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s house in Atherton on Sunday the 25th. Read More

  • Obama-Zuckerberg and Expeditionary Economics


    Thanks to the revolutions happening in the Middle East, our leaders have been touting social media as the new force for democracy. President Obama went out of his way to schmooze Facebook employees this week. He told them that when it comes to solving the challenges our country faces and to precipitating changes in the rest of the world, they were “at the cutting edge of… Read More

  • President Obama Wants A ‘Cool’ Phone

    There’s a good chance that your office or home is more tricked out, tech-wise, than the Oval Office. President Obama complained yesterday, in what the AP calls “off-the-cuff remarks,” that what the Oval Office lacks is a “really cool phone.” Can someone get the president a Droid or something? Read More

  • President Obama Owns His Own Computer

    President Obama spoke to Univision yesterday at one of those town hall meetings the TV networks like to organize. What’s pertinent to us here is that our president, the man who’s famous for carrying a BlackBerry wherever he goes, does, in fact, own his own computer. Read More