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Chris Casteel, via Skype from Washington DC.
Chris Casteel, via Skype from Washington DC.

Context. It's everything if you want to truly understand news, politics, the economy, sports, weather, etc.

As millions did across America last night, I tuned in for the GOP debate. I watched on CNN Go via my iPhone and laptop. The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel watched from Washington, where he lives and works.

Twitter can provide a lot of context and hype during debates. (And sporting events, awards shows... well, just about anything, come to think of it.) But during a debate when candidates are firing out answers and insults, Twitter becomes a sounding board for context, instant reaction and analysis.

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Chris Casteel, via Skype from Washington DC.

Chris Casteel, via Skype from Washington DC.

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David Morris

Dave Morris serves as Director of Video at OPUBCO, where he's worked since 1996. Morris spent two years as a sports reporter for The Oklahoman before transitioning to online efforts. He has 15 years of digital management with Oklahoman.com and... Read more ›

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