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Eric Kuhn is a new media consultant for CBS News ... that is, when he's not studying politics at Hamilton College.
It's officially here: Election Night.

And we couldn't be more excited.

As part of our effort to give you all of the breaking news throughout the evening, CBS News will be providing up-to-the-minute election updates on Twitter.com all night at www.twitter.com/cbsnews.

Never heard of it? Twitter is a free micro-blog (as well as a free social network) service that thousands of people use to broadcast their thoughts and news in short posts, or "tweets." The posts can only be 140 characters long. Twitter is tracking everything written about the election on its Election2008 home here. If you don't have a Twitter account yet, just sign up for one at Twitter.com. You can also follow CBS News via Twitter on your phones or Blackberries, or many other mobile devices.

Presidential campaigns have also started broadcasting their news to supporters at Twitter.com/BarackObama and Twitter.com/JohnMcCain. This is a trend that will likely continue into the White House. Even 10 Downing Street has started tweeting here. For those keeping track at home, McCain has 4,913 people following what's on his site and Obama has 115,363 people following his. To contrast, CBS News has about 860 people following us, but we are growing fast! Join us tonight!
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