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Twittering with Obama & McCain

Pushkar Sane Thursday, 2nd October, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , Observations No comments

Today I started following Obama & McCain on Twitter. And guess what? Obama also started following me in no time… I can now say that I’m being followed by a presidential candidate 🙂 I was quite curious to see how the campaign managers are managing Twitter updates & feeds. And in my opinion Obama is a clear Winner on Twitter. Here’s the statistics:

Obama on Twitter

Followers: 90,060     Following: 93597      Updates: 213      Time on Twitter: 17 months

McCain on Twitter

Followers: 2069     Following: 1473      Updates: 407      Time on Twitter: 8 months

Obama is clearing winning in terms of numbers. Also his campaign managers are listening to more people rather than just followed by them. McCain seems to have done more updates but they look artificial. Here are the examples of their updates:

McCain: McCain video at American Pie in Orlando http://youtube.com/?v=xUWXz…    12:23 PM January 29, 2008  from web

Obama: Thinking we’re only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com    03:04 AM April 30, 2007  from web

Lets see how they carry forward their campaigns but for now Obama is winning.

As I write this I got a Request to Follow from WWYSTTP (WhatWouldYouSayToThePresident.com)… I have nothing to do with the US elections but I’m liking the attention… 😉