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Associated Press
In this screen shot provided by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the committee's Twitter account is seen. Social media is making the smoke-filled rooms of political conventions a thing of the past. Democrats are promising to use Twitter, Facebook and blogs to make their 2012 convention the most open to the public in the party’s two-century history. (AP Photo/Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention)

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