Last week a fun meme went through the twitterverse… “When Obama wins…”
Well today as news broke that former presidential candidate and former senator John Edwards would endorse Barack Obama — after months of speculation as to whether he would endorse at all — Twitter crashed. Related? Most likely. While Twitter has been on the fritz lately, the Obama/Edwards tweets seem to have sent Twitter’s backend beyond the land of 500 server errors and off the deep end.
Will President Obama save Twitter? Or did attorney general-elect John Edwards just break it?
This is just weird, huh? Chuck Raasch comments on this in his excellent blog for Gannett:
Edwards’s strategy, according to Kurtz, is to “go deep into the blogosphere.” The medium is a good part of the message: Edwards has his own Facebook and MySpace pages â€“ and in the past, Edwards has bypassed “traditional” media in favor of bloggers. In an “interview” last week, Edwards tells Rocketboom’s Joanne Colan â€“ a former British MTV VJ â€“ that places like Rocketboom.com are “one of the best ways to reach people” as part of his campaign to change America “from the ground up.”
read the entire post.