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    This was the election of social media. While polls failed, research failed, and the so-called Clinton Mandate failed, Facebook and Twitter soared. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    This was the election of social media.

    While polls failed, research failed, and the so-called Clinton Mandate failed, social media soared.

    Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton used Twitter and Facebook to reach out to voters. After the election, those voters — and other observers — used the same sites to celebrate, commiserate and reflect.

    After a night where a record-setting 75 million tweets were sent, “People are sharing today,” San Jose State University media professor Richard Craig said. “Almost everybody is using it to vent.”

    Like a baseball game or award show, it was possible to follow the presidential election, blow-by-blow, on social media.

    And judging by the numbers, many people did just that.

    Scott has elected to be on Twitter: @scottbudman

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