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2008 Presidential Election Articles

Online Video Users Follow Election Closely

Cisco has released a new survey conducted by Compete about the influence of online video and social media applications on American’s political engagement.

The Internet was cited by 62 percent of respondents as a regularly used source for 2008 presidential election information and coverage, which was surpassed only by television (82%).

Traffic to popular online video sites increased fivefold in 2008 compared to 2004. About 30 percent of registered voters said they used online video to follow 2008 presidential election coverage.

MySpace Launches “Decision ’08″ With NBC News
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MySpace has formed a partnership with NBC News and msnbc.com to launch Decision ’08 which will be focused on election coverage and will be part of MySpace’s Impact channel.

MySpace’s Impact On Politics

Back in March MySpace launched the Impact Channel, a political community dedicated to the 2008 presidential election. WebProNews spoke to MySpace about its role in the 2008 presidential election.

YouTube Talks Politics

Social networks have become deeply involved in the political process and have attracted the attention of all the major presidential candidates. WebProNews spoke to YouTube about its role in the 2008 presidential election.