Here in Tampa at the 2012 Republican National Convention, hashtags are the new political slogan:
At the RNC,
@twitter is giving out these #GOP2012 buttons twitter.com/lheron/status/…
— Liz Heron (@lheron) August 27, 2012
While the speeches will be at the podium this week, the conversation will be on Twitter: we’ve already seen more Tweets about this week’s confab than we saw during the entire week of the 2008 Republican convention. To gather the most relevant, interesting Tweets during the convention we’ve created an event page at Twitter.com/#GOP2012. Here you’ll see Tweet highlights from behind the scenes and on the floor. You’ll find Tweets from Romney campaign staff, convention organizers, delegates, insiders and some of the 15,000 journalists and observers on the ground. For political junkies who can’t be in Tampa themselves, the event page offers an insiders view of the action.
Of course, our Twitter team is spending the week on the ground to provide support to our users, the convention organizers and the media. We’ll also be releasing interesting data to share as big moments unfold on the convention floor and on Twitter.
Here’s a great Tweet from @johnboehner from the floor:
The view from backstage at
@gopconvention, looking out at the @tbtimesforum #gop2012: twitpic.com/aoe03x
— John Boehner (@johnboehner) August 27, 2012
Besides keeping up with Twitter.com/#GOP2012, be sure to follow @gov for more Twitter insights from the convention floor. And stay tuned next week, when we head to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.
Posted by Adam Sharp (@AdamS)
Head of Government, News and Social Innovation