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November 9, 2012

The Twitterverse was abuzz with Election 2012 chatter this week – and from Diane Sawyer’s erratic reporting of the election coverage to Donald Trump’s election night tirade, there certainly wasn’t a dull moment. All jokes aside, social media played a large role in Election 2012. Here are our top stories from election week, along with a few other stories that should not go unnoticed. 

  • Ch-ch-changes: It’s clear social media has changed since 2008 and was a larger force in the election campaign today than it was four years ago. On Election Day in 2008, 1.8 million tweets were sent. During this year’s campaign, 1.8 million tweets were sent every six second. Forbestakes a look at the top five unforgettable social media election moments.
  • All in: Just about every social media and web giant was running their own election “campaign.” From Google to tumblr, this articlebreaks down who did it best.
  • Shhh it’s a secret:Pinterst rolled out its newest feature during an exclusive “Today” announcement this week. The image sharing site has launched “Secret Boards” as an early holiday present for pinners, allowing users to keep some of their plans private.
  • Welcome to the web:Instgram is no longer just for mobile devises. The popular mobile app has introduced web profiles for both users and brands, which look similar to the Facebook Timeline display.
  • Get more for your tweet: Twitter launched the ability for tweets to include interactive images, powered by ThinkLink. Now Twitter images can be linked to more than one destination – like a Facebook page, news article and YouTube video – by scrolling over different parts of the image.