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Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches

Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches

By Josh Wolford December 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight …

Instagram Was Twice as Busy as Normal When Obama Won Instagram Was Twice as Busy as Normal When Obama Won
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We know that Twitter had a huge election night. They announced over 31 million total election-related tweets, and a peak tweet-per-minute total of 327,452 (right as the networks began to call the race for President Obama). We also know that …

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on the Election Results Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on the Election Results

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg broke up the boys club back in June by becoming the first female member of Facebook’s Board of Directors. Before her induction, the Board was comprised of seven men including Mark Zuckerberg, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, …

President Obama Won the Twitter, Handily President Obama Won the Twitter, Handily
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Post-election demographic analysis is always interesting, or always dull and pointless depending on who you ask. I’m sure you’ve seen people breakdown which candidate won the Latino vote, the youth vote, the Catholic vote, the Union vote, and so on …

NMA Animates the Presidential Election NMA Animates the Presidential Election

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You knew it was coming. No major world event is ever really complete without a breakdown from our favorite Taiwanese animators. NMA has just released their take on the 2012 Presidential Election, and it lives up to their delightfully odd …

The Obamas' Hug Is the Most-Liked Photo on Facebook The Obamas' Hug Is the Most-Liked Photo on Facebook
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When it was becoming more clear that Barack Obama would be reelected and remain President of the United States, he tweeted and Facebooked the news to his millions of followers/fans. One photo update in particular resonated with people, and it …

This Obama Tweet is the Most Popular Tweet Ever This Obama Tweet is the Most Popular Tweet Ever
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Good morning, America. Last night you reelected the President. And although there will be no change in the White House for the next four years, there has been a shakeup inside the ranks of Twitter’s most popular tweets. Ladies and …

Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare
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In many states across the country, we’ve already passed the halfway mark for voting hours in the 2012 Presidential Election. Soon, we will all know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will lead the country for the next four years …

Guys, Stop Instagramming Your Ballots. Seriously. Guys, Stop Instagramming Your Ballots. Seriously.
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I know you’re excited about voting. It’s not only our democratic right and duty, but it’s a privilege. Quick tip: If you want to convince yourself of the importance of voting, just imagine for a second that you were unable …

The 2012 Debates Get a Bad Lip Reading

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: …

Halo 4 May Dampen Voter Turnout Among Gamers [POLL]

Voting: it’s your civic duty. It’s the foundation of any democracy, a way for everyone to make their voice heard. Millions have fought and died to give you the right, and the privilege to cast your ballot. Without strong turnout …

Gloat to Your Political Frenemies with These GIFs
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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 …

Find Your Voting Location on Google, Facebook Find Your Voting Location on Google, Facebook
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Tomorrow, November 6th, is election day in the U.S. If you haven’t already voted and need to know where you should vote tomorrow, both Google and Facebook have tools to make it incredibly easy. Google has provided a quick answer …

YouTube Is Calling on You to Document Your Vote YouTube Is Calling on You to Document Your Vote

During the 2012 campaign season, Youtube has been involved in providing people access to the videos that they need to be better-informed voters. They streamed both political conventions in their entirety, as well as all four Presidential and Vice Presidential …

Study Finds Voters Turning to Online Political Video Study Finds Voters Turning to Online Political Video

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 …

Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards
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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 …

Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day 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 …