Tweets Influential in US Debt Deal?

After President Obama made an appeal to US citizens to contact their congressman via email or Twitter in order to pressure them into compromise for a deal on raising the US debt ceiling – it appears those emails and tweets have had an effect.

In an exchange appropriately enough on Twitter, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the following to New York Times journalist Brian Stelter!/brianstelter/status/97851638382985217
The President’s Twitter account (@BarackObama) lost 36,000 followers after that call to #compromise, but with a deal finally looking likely today after a big game of brinkmanship – it appears it was worthwhile.

This all comes after a rallying call of #FuckYouWashington was started by media commentator Jeff Jarvis spread rapidly across the social networking service as US citizens vented their frustration at politicians playing politics with an already unstable economy.

[via Mashable]

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