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Marco Rubio dominated Charlie Crist on social media

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Of course the race between Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio vs. Kendrick Meek will get loads of national, mainstream media attention — but how are the candidates doing with social media?  A report put out recently by the Emerging Media Research Council gives the stats: * Rubio’s Web traffic has grown 251% across the last three months while Crist’s Web traffic has grown only 44%. * YouTube: Rubio has more than 540,000 views across 135 videos; Crist’s videos have been viewed 32,000 times. *…

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Tallahassee Democrat: Run, Charlie, run

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Stop the presses!  Who would’ve thought the state capital’s newspaper would endorse the idea of a 3-way Senate campaign???  An excerpt from today’s Tallahassee Democrat’s editorial page: Mr. Crist stands apart from his opponents and is more like average citizens who look at issues and problems pragmatically, and try to find solutions in the same manner. This state and the U.S. Senate cry out for leadership that cares enough to hear the people’s voices. Now Mr. Crist must listen to…

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Pew report: Blogging is for old people

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Teenagers and young adults spent less time blogging during the past three years as social networks like Facebook became more popular, according to a Pew Research Center study released last week. Still, one social network, Twitter, has failed to catch on with the vast majority of younger teenagers, according to the Pew study of social media and mobile Internet use among teens and young adults. The study conducted by the Washington, D.C., nonprofit think tank was designed to gauge the…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the US Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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PolitiFact: House GOP dominates Internet

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Here it is in a recent news release from House Republican leader John Boehner: “PWNED: House GOP Dominates Twitter, YouTube, Social Media in Congress.” The release said, “The conventional wisdom is being turned upside down as House Republicans demonstrate an unmatched ability to connect with the American people on the Internet’s most popular communities. Once considered the party of online innovation, new research and a host of media reports show that Democrats are largely ignoring some of the most popular…

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St. Pete TweetUp tonight

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Welcome to the new year! It’s the dead of winter, we’re all still pulling out of our respective holiday hazes and it’s TweetUp time. Shake off the snow, knock off the icicles and join us on Wednesday, the 20th of January. There’s nothing like a room full of social media types to warm the cockles. Paddy Burke’s Irish Pub, right in the heart of St. Petersburg, has graciously offered to host our first TweetUp of the decade. Never been to…

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