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Long gone are the days of simply watching presidential debates on television or listening on the radio. With the first presidential debate of the 2012 election tonight, you can bet there will be social interactions of epic proportions.
President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney won’t only face off in front of the cameras tonight, news outlets and supporters will take to the interwebz to voice their observations and opinions. The debate starts tonight at 9 PM ET from the University of Denver in Colorado. It will be 90 minutes long with a focus on domestic issues. On television, the debates will air on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN Espanol and others. The moderator is Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS).
Here’s are a few ways you can follow along or join in a conversation:
1. Realtime Sentiment via USA Today (powered by Twitter)
View what people think about the candidates in real-time. The meter tracks the Twitter Political Index, a daily measure of sentiment expressed by Twitter users about President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Official Hasthag: #debates
Some news outlets (e.g. #CNNdebate) or political affiliations may have additional hashtags (e.g. #republican, #democrat). @PiersMorgan has his own hashtag:
The hashtag that is being used by the host facility of the debate, University of Denver, is #DebateDenver.
You can follow all #debates tweets on the Twitter Events page.
Twitter List: A Twitter list of the candidates, news outlets and bloggers covering the #debates live: Presidential Debates 2012
3. There’s no shortage of live streams available for tonight.
Here is PBS NewsHour:
Streaming video by Ustream
You can watch live coverage via The YouTube Politics Channel. All politics, all the time.
(Here’s the link to the embed code if you’d like to post the channel on your site.)
You can even watch a Spanish version of the live stream via Univision Live.
They’re making the debates more fun with Debate Bingo (#debatebingo). Watch, chat and play along. The chat starts at 8:00pm EST and the debate starts at 9p EST.
In addition to their live coverage via HuffPost Live, they share the latest general election polls via HuffPost Pollster. They even have a nifty Electoral Outlook interactive image you can visit to see current results.
It’s not everyday you get free advice from the best in an industry, all in one place. Social@Scale: What 30 of the best minds in social think large brands must do to Succeed in Being Social At Scale is a new e-book released from Sprinklr.
Large organizations tend to be at a disadvantage with social media. They often experience the “too big to scale” phenomenon. Questions like who will lead social media efforts to implementing a social media policy overwhelm executives. While there’s lots of free advice available on the interwebz, you’ll likely spend a lot of time trying to pull the bits and pieces together into a skeleton of a plan.
Social media management system Sprinklr created a comprehensive thought leadership e-book on how the enterprise world can scale social. If there’s one thing all 30 experts agree on, it’s that it can be done.
[DISCLAIMER: I'm featured in the book. I think it's pretty cool, but I think the advice offered from the other 29 experts is even cooler.]
- How to do a Global Social Media Deployment page 7
- 6 Things Every Enterprise Social RFP Must Have page 8
- The Social@Scale Readiness Assessment page 63
My chapter focuses on ”How to Scale the Social Media Corporate Team at the Enterprise Level” (page 29). Most important? Your team, their workflow and giving them the necessary tools and equipment needed to do their jobs well.
You can check out the entire (free) e-book, below. And, here’s a list for all contributors who are active on Twitter.
There were a lot of changes in the social and technology worlds this week. My job at Faves is to keep you up-to-date on, well, my favorites. The folks at social collaboration platform Tracky and I created this handy dandy infographic just for you. By the way, it’s not too late to enter my giveaway for the new iPhone 5, that is, if winning stuff sounds good to you.
Really like this infographic? Feel free to repost or share on your blog. Just remember to attribute it to @Tracky and Sarah’s Faves.
What was your fave change in social this week?
Let’s cut to the chase. Don’t have a ton of extra time, but like to read? I wrote [RE]FRAME for people like you (and me). It’s practical advice for those who want to accomplish more and need a little extra kick start. Thank you to the team at SlimBooks for believing this is something people might just want to read.
Your time is valuable. I wrote [RE]FRAME with my publisher SlimBooks‘ philosophy that less is more. Each chapter averages one-and-a-half-pages making it a quick read for those with big ideas and little time. [RE]FRAME is one part personal journey and another part prescriptive steps to help people reconnect to their purpose. It reminds us all that in order to achieve something, you must first do. I’m kind of the queen of stating the obvious, but I believe, sometimes, it’s worth repeating.
Whether you’re getting ready to graduate college or are at a crossroads in your career, it’s my hope that [RE]FRAME offers you that extra boost to keep you going.
Unique to [RE]FRAME, each page is paired with a motivational image called an emoti-quote, perfect for sharing or posting on your favorite social networks. You can view a few emoti-quote teasers on Instagram or Pinterest. Of course, there’s Facebook page for that, too.
There you have it. That’s [RE]FRAME.
Want to buy a copy now? (It will be available in hard copy shortly.)
I’m also giving away three copies at midnight, tonight. Here’s how to enter:
It’s time to [RE]FRAME, reginite and reconnect.