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06:02

Role of Twitter in debt-ceiling debate: "Make a phone call. Send an e-mail. Tweet."

Bloomberg :: President Barack Obama has put his political organization to work on the social network, mobilizing supporters on Twitter Inc. for the Washington wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. 

With 9.4 million followers, @barackobama, the president’s campaign Twitter feed, is the third most followed on the service. As the House of Representatives was heading toward a vote on a Republican plan to raise the debt ceiling that he already had threatened to veto, Obama went before White House microphones to urge voters to “let your members of Congress know” how they feel. “Make a phone call. Send an e-mail. Tweet,” he said. “Keep the pressure on Washington.” - Obama was not alone.

Continue to read Kate Andersen Brower | Margaret Talev, www.bloomberg.com

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