The Republican and Democratic conventions will be presented live on twitter.

The social network announced a deal with CBS News Monday to carry the news division’s online coverage.
A simulcast of CBSN – the news division’s streaming service – will appear on twitter whenever the convention is in session.
Twitter has been increasingly emphasizing the idea of “live” programming as it tries to differentiate itself from other social networks.
The Republican National convention begins on Monday July 18th.