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October 22, 2012 12:00 AM

Social media offer many ways to sound off on politics

Not long ago, TV was the overwhelming voice in the political conversation. It consisted of campaigns talking at us, often in ways that drove us batty. Today, the television is but one of the screens battling for voters' attention. The explosion of Twitter and its ilk -- played out on mobile phones, iPads, laptops and desktops -- lets the electorate talk back.

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