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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Campaign 2012’

Celebrate Election Day with a Bad Lip Reading of the Debates

Hopefully, by the end of the night (or early tomorrow morning), we’ll know who won the 2012 Presidential election. Even if something strange happens and we have to wait a little while for the official results, one thing is certain: the campaigning is over. The ads are done, the debates are done. America, it’s over. In celebration of that, Bad …

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On Election Night, Gloat to Your Political Frenemies with These GIFs

On election night, the chances are pretty high that your Facebook and Twitter streams will be inundated with policial posts. Some of your friends will rejoice, others will be apoplectic. Thus is the nature of bitter political contests. Many users will simply stay off social media in an effort to avoid the political bickering – but if you want to …

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The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook

The pessimist inside every participating member of a democracy thinks that the electorate is full of completely uniformed voters who will pick candidates based on their tie color, much like a disinterested sports follower will pick March Madness teams based on their mascots. While there is plenty of evidence to suggest that they may be correct, a new study from …

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Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day

Guys, it’s almost over. The 2012 Presidential race has made the final turn and has entered the homestretch. Like any good horse race, this is the most exciting time – especially if you’re living in one of the highly-contested swing states. Did I say exciting? I meant unbearable, excruciating, exhausting, and miserable. If you’re in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, or a …

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Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day

Today, Foursquare unveiled the new “I Voted” app. Powered by the Google Civic Information API, the app will give you everything you need to know to make you a good citizen and informed voter. Well, maybe not a truly informed voter – Foursquare isn’t run by magicians. But it will give you some basic info on where to be, what …

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Twitter’s New Interactive Map Shows Where Political Tweets Mattered the Most

Back in August, Twitter launched their own Political Index (TPI) to track Twitter users’ general feelings about the Presidential candidates. The index is calculated using an algorithm that weighs the sentiment of tweets mentioning Obama or Romney as compared to hundreds of millions of tweets on various other topics. Whatever number pops out is a percentile score, showing that tweets …

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Calculate How Much Obama & Romney Are Willing to Spend on Your Vote

It’s no secret that both the Obama and Romney teams are doing all they can to get your vote on November 6th, and they have been for quite some time. Much of that effort is directed toward your online activities, as the campaigns want to know what you browse and how you click – as it helps them better target …

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Google Compiles Voting Info into One Easy Tool

Google knows that people use their service to find information on voting: when, where, how, who, etc. In order to make it a little easier, Google has compiled all of this information into one place, and they call it their Voter Information tool. You can access the tool here. Just enter your home address and that’s it. The voter tool …

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Sick of Politics on Facebook? Give Them the Boot with New Chrome Extension

Back in August, a new Chrome extension popped up that allowed users to block any post relating to anything that popped out. With a click of your mouse, you could remove all your friends’ mentions of their babies from your news feed, replacing them with photos of cats, cars, porn – whatever you wanted, really. Now, baby photos have been …

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The Debates Drew 24 Million Streams, Says YouTube

With the Presidential debates in our rear-view mirror and the election less than two weeks away, YouTube has taken some time to reflect on the viewership numbers from their live streams. 2012 was the first year that YouTube streamed the debates, and according to them, they had a pretty successful debut. According to YouTube, the four debates had 24 million …

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Watch the Third Party Candidates Debate Live on YouTube

Tonight, the final Presidential debate takes place between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. And although those are the two candidates for America’s highest office that you hear about the most, there are actually other people running to be President. You won’t see them at tonight’s debate (third parties haven’t been invited since Ross Perot in …

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Romney’s Binders Full of Women Remark Gives Birth to Crappy Flash Game

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this election is weird, and it’s being made weird by the internet. And I’m not saying this is a bad thing – at all. All I’m saying is that it’s hard to imagine having social networks like Twitter and Facebook around with their current reach during Bush v. Gore or Clinton’s …

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