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Paul Ryan Thanks His Nearly 2 Million Facebook Fans [VIDEO] Paul Ryan Thanks His Nearly 2 Million Facebook Fans [VIDEO]
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When presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Ryan had to start up a new Facebook page tailored to his VP campaign. His old page that he’d been running as a …

Mitt Romney’s Best (and Worst) YouTube Moments, Remixed

With the Republican National Convention underway, What’s Trending thought it would be a good time to compile some of the most popular Mitt Romney-themed videos into one big supercut. “Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for President at the GOP …

The 2012 GOP Convention Has Already Generated More Tweets Than the 2008 Convention The 2012 GOP Convention Has Already Generated More Tweets Than the 2008 Convention

More evidence today that the 2012 election really is the first true social media election: Twitter has announced that this year’s Republican National convention has already generated more tweets than the entire 2008 Convention. And this year’s party hasn’t even …

Republican National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Republican National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]

After weather delays, the 2012 Republican National Convention will really get underway today with speeches from the likes of Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney. This morning, YouTube is reminding us that we can watch all of the speeches …

Foursquare, TIME Highlight the Best Spots at the Conventions Foursquare, TIME Highlight the Best Spots at the Conventions

Foursquare is the latest social app to take on the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, as they hope to provide real-time check-in information as well as in depth to-do lists for convention-goers. They have partnered with TIME magazine to …

Facebook Expands on CNN Politics Partnership with New “Election Insights” Facebook Expands on CNN Politics Partnership with New “Election Insights”

Back in July, Facebook and CNN announced a partnership that they said would make Election 2012 a more social experience. And little by little, the team has been unveiling small parts of that social coverage. Today, they’ve announced another small …

Obama & Romney Sign on for Facebook/Univision-Sponsored Hispanic Forums Obama & Romney Sign on for Facebook/Univision-Sponsored Hispanic Forums
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Both the Republicans and Democrats still see the Hispanic vote as up for grabs, and you can bet that a lot of money will be spent in the upcoming months on ads that target the key voting block. Of course …

Microsoft Turns Your Xbox into an Elections Hub Microsoft Turns Your Xbox into an Elections Hub

Microsoft is getting into the Campaign 2012 coverage game in a big way. Today, they’ve announced the new Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE hub, which will bring live streaming coverage and a few other election goodies to the game console. …

Facebook Makes Campaign 2012 More Social with New “I’m Voting” App Facebook Makes Campaign 2012 More Social with New “I’m Voting” App
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Let’s say you’re someone who has strong feelings about politics and all aspects of the 2012 Presidential race. Good, it’s nice to care deeply about things. Let’s also say that you like to make your policial leanings well known to …

Redditors Photoshop the Hell out of Paul Ryan’s Wikipedia Photo

Redditor SiliconC noticed that presumptive Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan’s Wikipedia page features a photo with an “absurdly high resolution” (2,046 × 2,557 pixels). They suggested that shop-happy redditors have a bit of fun with it. And boy, did they. …

Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub
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YouTube has just announced a pretty impressive addition to the flood of political coverage leading up to the November 6th election. YouTube’s Elections Hub is billed as a “one-stop channel for key political moment from now through the upcoming election.” …

Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map

If you want to get a look into the political pulse of the country based on political book purchases, Amazon’s got you covered. Today, they’ve unveiled the Amazon Election Heat Map 2012, an interactive map that allows you to see …

Republican National Convention Launches Mobile App Republican National Convention Launches Mobile App
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Gear up, GOP’ers, the Republican National Convention is only ten days away, and the organizers of the event want to give attendees as well as those following it across the country a leg up. With that in mind, the RNC …

Facebook’s Politics Team Is Taking on the Conventions Facebook’s Politics Team Is Taking on the Conventions

Facebook’s Politics & Government team has done pretty good job so far in running the U.S. Politics on Facebook page. The page, set up a few years ago, is now covering their first presidential election by showcasing how the candidates …

Yahoo Announces New “Social Talk Show” For 2012 Election Yahoo Announces New “Social Talk Show” For 2012 Election
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As the conventions near and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney begins to hit the trail with his just-announced VP pick, Yahoo News is launching a series of programs designed to expand their election coverage – most notably into the social …

Paul Ryan Is Currently the Most Buzzed-About Candidate on Facebook Paul Ryan Is Currently the Most Buzzed-About Candidate on Facebook
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You can say what you want about Paul Ryan’s thoughts on entitlement reform, budgetary quirks, or politics in general – the point is that you’re saying it. All of it. Apparently, Facebook is buzzing about Mitt Romney’s weekend running mate …

Who is Paul Ryan? Let’s Check His Facebook Page Who is Paul Ryan? Let’s Check His Facebook Page

Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney finally ended all the speculation and picked Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to join him on the ticket. As the author of “The Path to Prosperity” (aka the Ryan budget) back in …

Here’s How Political Campaigns Should Be Using Facebook, According To Facebook Here’s How Political Campaigns Should Be Using Facebook, According To Facebook

Studies have shown that politicians engaging voters on Facebook is a good thing for their campaigns. In light of this fact, Facebook thinks that campaigns (all of them, from the top down) should turn their Facebook focus into overdrive for …

Twitter Launches Political Index as a Daily Public Opinion Meter Twitter Launches Political Index as a Daily Public Opinion Meter

“Election Day 2008′s tweet volume represents only about six minutes of Tweets today.” If you read that and said “Wow,” join the club. If people thought that 2008 was the big “social media election” based on Barack Obama’s reliance of …

Mitt Romney’s VP Pick Will Be Announced Via iPhone App Mitt Romney’s VP Pick Will Be Announced Via iPhone App
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If you asked 100 people the question “Which Presidential candidate is more tech-savvy,” I bet you’d be hard-pressed to find 5 that said Mitt Romney. After his strong use of social media and internet donations back in 2008, President Obama …

If You Own an iPhone or Android, Chances Are Obama’s Your Guy If You Own an iPhone or Android, Chances Are Obama’s Your Guy
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Although the national race for the White House seems to stand at a virtual dead heat according to many polls, when it comes to smartphone owners it’s really not even close. Mobile advertising technology company Velti, with the help of …