Twitter’s tipping point is coming on November 4, 2008

What’s happening that night is that the U.S. will be electing Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.  Or at least that how I hope it plays out. But’s also the most united night the American people will have.  Nothing unites EVERYONE like a presidential election.  The Super Bowl comes close, but it is missing the massive news media attention and massive focus that a presidential election has. And unlike the Super Bowl, the presidential election is an event that occurs once every four years. 

This time around, it will make an interesting case study for the state of the web in its evolved, participate state.  On November 4, if you’re not at Obama campaign headquarters, Twitter will be the place to be.  My prediction is that Twitter conversations will cross over into mainstream media and we’ll see someone like Wolf Blitzer quote a tweet or two on air.


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  1. [...] have previously written that I believed Twitter’s tipping point was coming on November 4, 2008 – the night of the Presidential election.  In that post, I wrote about how Twitter would cross [...]

  2. [...] If you’re looking for the virtual place to monitor and participate in election day 2008, The Blog Herald has a fantastic roundup of great destinations.  My favorite is http://election.twitter.com as you can just passively sit back and soak up the activity as the site self-updates.  Tomorrow will be a fantastic benchmark to see how far Twitter has come this year.  Can it stay up all day?  Is it ready for this big coming out party? [...]

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