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Social Media Roundup – Election special

Obama Most Retweeted

That’s right, Obama is not JUST the winning presidential candidate. Oh no, he is so much more than that! He is also the proud owner of the most retweeted tweet of all time with ‘Four more years’ and a twitpic of him hugging Michelle. Awwww. With 620,000 RTs (and still rising) that’s no mean feat! In comparison the last holder, the almighty JB (aka Justin Bieber), only managed a mere 200,000. Pathetic.

 

 

Cutest Viral Letter EVER

Forget Sainsbury’s Tiger/Giraffe Bread, this is where it’s at. Sweet little Sophia wrote to the president about being bullied because of her two Dads. And the President wrote back. If you like get tear-eyed with warm fuzzy happy feelings, you’ll love this.*

*This might be something just I enjoy.

 

 

 

 

All Hail The Political Instagram

Instagram went mental for the elections – 151,000 images were uploaded with the #election2012. @BaddieBay joined (I guess @Beyonce was already taken…) with the image to the left (*to the left, the president she voted for in the box to the left* – apologies if you don’t get the song reference). LOADS of people also uploaded their completed ballot papers (which is apparently illegal in quite a lot of states). In short, Instagram was big.

Tech Companies For Voting

They wanted you (okay, the American public) to vote. They (Google, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare) really, really did! Newsrooms, artists, live polls, polling maps…take a look for yourself.

 

 

 

NSFW (ish)

Samuel L. Jackson re-imagined his lovely reading of Adam Mansbach’s children’s book, ‘Go The F**k To Sleep’, with a new political video urging his nation to vote for Obama and ‘Wake The F**k Up’. It’s had over a million and a half views and well worth a watch as one of my favourite political virals of the campaign.

 

 

This Will Make You Feel Old

Simba would have been able to vote in this election. Disney’s The Lion King is 18-years-old. Urgh.

 

 

 

WCRS Tweets
  • Some fine packaging designs http://t.co/x0lg4sUUd3 via @boredpanda http://t.co/33mZsXDMUw

    23 April, 15:29:17
  • This kid is an utter inspiration. Stephen Sutton, cancer sufferer who wanted to raise £1m for charity before he dies http://t.co/QHxXHWcsBU

    23 April, 14:31:07
  • A pilot's-eye view. Photographer Alex McLean's shots from the skies http://t.co/cdMYqjM9MA via @wherecoolthings http://t.co/uiQvmkbDZh

    23 April, 14:17:48
  • Luke Stephenson goes on a pilgrimage to find the UK's best 99. Mmmm...ice cream... http://t.co/x9TH1xbQC9 http://t.co/ObTrCFXYrb

    23 April, 11:17:57
  • With it being St George's Day AND the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birthday, we're feeling pretty patriotic. England, we salute you!

    23 April, 09:01:18
  • In need of background noise? http://t.co/t48V2gfrpU

    22 April, 13:59:43
  • @HannahsimoneS Hi Hannah. By the end of the week. Good luck!

    22 April, 13:57:39
  • Our @BandQ ad features in @MarketingWeekEd's round up of the best Easter campaigns http://t.co/OrXao7bjjg

    22 April, 13:55:57
  • None other than @Harry_Styles' mum (@MrsAnneTwist) has recreated our @BandQ ad. Check out her 'Unleash' @vineapp! http://t.co/ZXmuhBsyGv

    22 April, 12:14:39
  • RT @GemmaAnneStyles: Easter Monday and @MrsAnneTwist has got the power... @BandQ https://t.co/ttQt5imbHB

    22 April, 11:49:53
  • Bring on the camping trip. We're bringing this! http://t.co/t6QvqVpKfR http://t.co/x1npYVX9tG

    22 April, 11:13:45
  • @LDM_USA Hi there. We don’t have specific departments within creative - we work across all mediums.

    22 April, 10:17:35
  • @viville2 By the end of this week. Good luck!

    22 April, 09:49:50
  • Guessing your Easter egg decorating didn't quite match Piotr Bockenheim's carved goose shells! http://t.co/fhRtSjUnDf http://t.co/mw4vQgxcBy

    22 April, 09:42:28
  • @Jewel_uk Why thank you!

    22 April, 09:02:59