2012 will go down as the year that social media and technology fully took a hold of society. We recently saw the most connected Olympics ever – the Games dominated Twitter and mobile devices across the country for two weeks this summer – and now we’ll see the same craze in the upcoming Presidential Election. On Monday, YouTube announced that the site will stream the Presidential debates this month, and will have the full events as well as highlights available immediately after each of the four debates ends. We’ve already seen record numbers of tweets sent during September’s national conventions – Obama’s address prompted 52,756 tweets per minute just after it ended, which Twitter said was a new record. What kinds of numbers will we see when people are already on their computer while watching the event on YouTube? Only time will tell. The first debate is set to air this Wednesday, October 3 at 9pmET. Will you tune in to YouTube to watch?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 2, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).