US Election Slang: GoBama FTW!
UPDATE: Barack Obama has been elected President of the United States.
Not surprisingly, the top term on Twitter has quickly become "President Obama".
For more on this topic please check out Digital Politics: Social Media Mania and the US Election
PREVIOUSLY — As the US Election results begin to roll in, Twitter's legions of 'tweeps' are offering up rapid-fire, election-related, 140 character messages by the thousands-per-minute — and some popular tweet terms are beginning to surface.
But Obama supporters are going a step further in their fervency by rampantly and emphatically wishing everyone a "Happy Obama Day" on November 4, 2008 — indicating their confidence in an Obama victory.
Other pro-Barack Twitter users have adopted an even more concise declaration of support, using the simple and effective "GoBama" -- often paired with an enthusiastic exclamation mark.
The non-partisan hash tag #votereport has also proven immensely popular throughout the day, as Twitter users update their status with their vote, in order for the site to track voting patterns in real-time at Twitter Vote Report.
For more on the impact of social media on the 2008 Election, check out NowPublic's previous coverage: