Election 2012

Election 2012

Obama’s Social Media Strategist Tells Tumblr How to Win an Election

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It’s about two weeks later and we’re still reeling from the Presidential election. Luckily, we got our campaign fix today because Tumblr and The Daily Beast spoke to Laura Olin, one of the Obama campaign’s top social media strategists.

Ms. Olin was responsible for scheduling the victory posts to all Obama’s social networks. Most notably, she posted the now-famous photo of a hugging Mr. and Mrs. Obama with the simple caption “four more years.” The post has amassed more than 800,000 retweets and is the most liked Facebook photo of all time.

But like all important moments in history, the much loved post almost never happened, Ms. Olin explains: Read More

Election 2012

Worry Not: World of Warcraft Won’t Keep You From Public Office

A screengrab from the failed campaign.

Good news for the MMORPG enthusiasts out there: Democrat Colleen Lachowicz won her race for a state Senate seat, despite a campaign to convince voters her World of Warcraft hobby rendered her unfit for public office.

In the run-up to election day, someone created a website called “Colleen’s World,” which complained that, “In Colleen’s online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments…. Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world.” But it seems the residents of Maine were unconvinced. The AP reports she cinched the race with 913 votes.

Everquest, however, remains beyond the pale.