On Friday, Twitter announced that 100% of the US Senate and 90% of the House of Representatives are now active on Twitter. Read →
Twitter wants politicians to know that their tweets are effective. The first 2012 presidential debate earned more than 10 million tweets, and was the “most tweeted event in U.S. politics.” But what is the actual impact of all this political tweeting? Does it really influence users or change behavior? A new study from Twitter and Compete sets out to answer these questions. Read →
A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. And both the BBC and NBC also had strong Olympic mobile showings: one-third of BBC web visits and one-tenth of video streams were from mobile, while 16% of NBC web users and 45% of NBC video requests came from mobile (PaidContent).
The Games organizers also used a remarkable array of platforms, strategies and applications to drive fan engagement around the games. Read →