So, I realize this is super late. The first Presidential Debate was a month and a half ago. But I live-tweeted it, goshdarnit, so I’m going to blog about it, too!
So this was my first experience live-tweeting an event. I had Twitter and Facebook open on one screen, with the live feed of the debate on the other. My Twitter tabs included the hashtags I thought might be worth looking at throughout the debate: #debate, #obama, #romney, #zinger, etc. I mostly ended up looking at the #debate page, and I think I ended up posting about 18 tweets of my own.
Quite honestly, I do not follow politics. I was “listening” to the debate, but not comprehending much of it. I don’t care. And nothing they’re saying seems to be worth much anyway. So, my attention was primarily focused on twitter.
Also, I retweeted a bunch of funny people!
Before the debate aired, I was watching some YouTube pre-debate stuff, and they had an editor at Yahoo News, Phoebe Connelly, on to talk about the social media aspects of the debate. She mentioned that events like these always have at least one “meme-worthy moment” and that we should all be on the look out for the debate’s. I think we can all agree that the first debate’s moment was PBS/Big Bird.
Twitter kind of exploded after that. And to be perfectly honest, this was the only thing I got out of the debate.
At least three fake Big Bird twitter accounts were created that I saw. And in addition to the meme photos like this one…
…SNL (of course) spoofed the comment. Big Bird mentions the number of “tweets” he got.
You can read more about the stir this comment caused here.
Oh… and there was one upside to waiting until after the election to blog about this: