During the first presidential debate this year users sent 10.3 million Tweets during the 90-minute debates, according to Twitter’s official estimates.
We were wondering what the debates would be like if the candidates could only Tweet each other in 140 characters or less. Please let us know what you think it would be like in the comments below.
The AT&T 2012 Survey: Mobile America's Student Vote revealed Lynn students are very willing to participate in political discourse via social media outlets.
AT&T 2012 Survey: Mobile America's Student Vote
- 58 percent of those surveyed would use smartphones to cast their ballot if "mobile voting" were available.
- 87 said it is either "Somewhat important" or "Very important" to discuss political or public issues via social media.
- 93 percent said it is important candidates use social media to connect with the public.
- 85 percent of those surveyed use their mobile phones to check Twitter or Facebook.
- A combined 60 percent of students said political messages on social media outlets (40%) or online news sites like (20%) – are most likely to earn their attention.
The AT&T 2012 Survey: Mobile America's Student Vote was conducted by 25 Lynn University Undergraduate students enrolled in "Campaigns in the 21st Century," a class led by Assistant Professor Stephanie Jackson . 272 students were surveyed, mostly undergraduate students (92%) between the ages of 18-23 years old (88%).