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How Paul Ryan’s VP News Spread Like Wildfire on Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] (Mashable)
It didn’t take long for the news of Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick to spread on Twitter, especially because that’s where the buzz originally started. Online chatter started to heat up at 11:06 p.m. ET on Friday when Romney’s communication director Gail Gitcho sent a tweet that Romney would announce his VP pick the next day. Adweek While many in the media delved into Wikipedia for clues as to Romney’s running mate, a cursory Twitter search shows that newly announced vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s Twitter handle (@PaulRyanVP) was created only a few days ago — Aug. 2, to be exact. Interestingly enough, using the same “FirstLastVP” nomenclature, accounts for “TimPawlentyVP” and “MarcoRubioVP” were also made on the same day (Aug. 2). USA Today Whatever else Ryan may do for the GOP ticket, he had an immediate impact on Twitter, generating a more positive tweet stream about Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama for the first time since July, according to the Twitter Political Index. Saturday, Romney’s Twitter Political Index score jumped 25 points, to 39. Obama’s score rose a bit, to 32. Politico During his 16-minute rollout speech in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday, Ryan’s Facebook page — which already boasted more than 100,000 fans, added 6,000 more. By contrast, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has just 31,000 fans. ABC News At 7:08 a.m. ET Saturday, the Mitt Romney “VP app” officially alerted the country of Romney’s pick for vice president, Ryan. However, the highly anticipated announcement really began through a different new media venture on Friday night — Twitter. Read more

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Mitt Romney To Announce VP Choice Via App

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released a new mobile app as a tool to announce who his running mate for this year’s election will be.

The Mitt’s VP app, which is available for Android and iOS, will essentially be the first place that Romney announces his vice presidential choice. Users can sign up for push notifications to hear the news first. Here is more from iTunes: “Just download the app and when Mitt decides on his running mate, you’ll get an exclusive notification from the campaign letting you in on the exciting news before the press and just about everyone else (except maybe Ann).” Um, and everyone else who downloads the app, including the press. Read more