All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘election 2012’

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

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 on top searches in 2012. The top three Yahoo searches in 2012 come from three different realms: politics, tech, and …

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Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist

Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated on election day when he nearly perfectly called every race – 31 out of 33 state Senate races, as well …

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Young, Female, Democratic Voters Wanted to Share It on Facebook

If you logged onto Facebook on election day, you probably remember that the social network did their part to get out the vote by displaying a big voting reminder above U.S. voters’ news feeds. “It’s election day, VOTE!” it said. From there, users could either find their voting place via Facebook polling place locator, or they could click the “I’m …

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Bronco Bama Girl Is Happy That President Obama Won

Remember that cute little 4-year-old girl who became the country’s unofficial spokesperson for how sick we all were of the 2012 Presidential election? Sure you do – her mother uploaded a video of her crying over how tired she was of “Bronco Bama” and Mitt Romney, and we all let out a collective “I’m with you, girl.” Well, here’s the …

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Alabama & Mississippi Win the Most-Racist-on-Twitter Award Surrounding the Election

Twitter, you can be so great and so disappointing at the same time. It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that social media is a haven for imbeciles. So much hateful garbage is spewed out in 140-character snippets that it’s easy to just gloss over it. It’s so common that it feels like it’s not even worth it to stop and shake …

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Instagram Was Twice as Busy as Normal When Obama Won

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 had a record-setting night, with 71.7 million U.S. election-related mentions and 88.7 global mentions on November 6th. But what …

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Here’s What Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Thinks About Last Night’s Election

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, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Sandberg’s appointment to the Board was very timely, considering Facebook was on the receiving end …

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President Obama Won the Twitter Vote and it Wasn’t Even Close

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 and so forth. But another interesting vote that deserves a look is the Twitter vote. Which candidate had more Twitter …

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President Obama Does Gangnam Style with a T-Rex in NMA’s Election Animation

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 standard. If you only watch one post-election wrap-up this morning, please let it be this one. Divorced from political bias, …

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The Obamas’ Hug Becomes Most-Liked Photo in Facebook History

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 has now become the most-liked photo in the history of the social network. You may have already seen the photo …

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Obama’s “Four More Years” Tweet Is the Most Popular Tweet in History

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 gentlemen, meet your new most popular tweet ever: Follow @BarackObama Barack Obama @BarackObama Four more years. http://t.co/bAJE6Vom  Reply  ·  Retweet …

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Track Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare

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 (or at least have a better idea of how things are going). If you want to look at some maps …

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