Twitter Becomes Instant Megaphone for Lobbyists, Big Companies
On television, President Barack Obama spent a commercial-free hour delivering his State of the Union speech. But on Twitter, the nation's biggest lobbying groups and corporations found a megaphone to place ad money and promote their views.
The National Rifle Association, AARP, Chevron and Microsoft bid for top placement of 140-character tweets aimed at spreading their policy and political positions and marketing their products.
Ahead of the event and during it,...