I’m very happy to live the communication age. On Tuesday in the United States (my Wednesday in Japan) a co-worker and I watched anxiously from afar as the story of the 2012 Election concluded. I like that even when I’m across the world, I have the ability to keep up with the major events that are near and dear to my heart.
I kept up via TweetDeck as I scheduled a tweetcast for the company I work for. I found the experience to be far more exciting than listening to news personalities drone on and on to fill time between result updates. It was so much more inclusive, like being in a large room where multiple conversations are happening at the same time. There was a lot or ReTweets and conversations going back and forth; some serious others just giddy.
According to ABC News by 10:01 P.M., there were over 20 million tweets about the election. And those are probably just the ones with hash tags. CNN published some of their favorite Tweets, but none of my favorites seemed to be included. So I made a list of my own–