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Twittering the Election

Are you getting impatient waiting for election updates? Go to Twitter's election page and watch the presidential Tweets filter in at a blistering pace. People are excited and mad and nervous and depressed and they're alerting the world with fascinating sub-140 character messages. Xeni Jardin, co-editor of Boing Boing, is a perfect example: "Is anyone else physiologically hyper today because of elections? I feel like a 5 yr old who just ate a bowl of Froot Loops & red bull." Her frantic psyche is a microcosm of the whole twitter world, with its short, constant, unfiltered updates. Make no mistake though—Twits have no facade of objectivity. They love Obama.

November 4, 2008 3:10 PM