All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘election 2012’

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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Joss Whedon Endorses Mitt Romney as the Candidate Best Suited to Bring About the Zombie Apocalypse

It’s just over one week until the 2012 Presidential election, which means it’s time for those last minute celebrity endorsements to start rolling in. And Republican candidate Mitt Romney can take pride in the fact that he’s convinced one Hollywood liberal to join the other team. Well, not really. From the guy who brought you The Avengers and Buffy the …

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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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Jimmy Kimmel Proves Our Electorate Is Made Up of Liars

Who do you think won this year’s First Lady debate? Ann Romney? Michelle Obama? I’m sure whoever came off as more knowledgeable and agressive without being condescending is the victor in the eyes of the public. Oh, there’s no such thing as a First Lady debate? Right. Don’t tell that to these liars. Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to …

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Second Presidential Debate Sees 7.2 Million Tweets

Last night’s town hall debate saw the two Presidential candidates go at it for a little over an hour and a half on topics both foreign and domestic (mostly domestic). We’ve already told you how the Twittersphere reacted to one particular moment involving binders full of women, and now we have the official tweets statistics from Twitter themselves. According to …

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Binders Full of Women: The Comment That Launched a Thousand Social Media Pages

Last night’s second Presidential debate saw the two candidates clash over mostly domestic issues, with a few foreign issues sprinkled in. The town hall format meant that audience members got to ask the questions, and one particular response from Mitt Romney to a question on gender equality in the workplace led the social media world to go crazy creating pages …

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President Obama Probably Doesn’t Approve This Message from Pauly Shore

In the world of political endorsements, I’m not exactly sure where Pauly Shore ranks. Maybe somewhere between Lindsay Lohan and Kid Rock. I guess it really doesn’t matter how the President of the United States feels about it, because Pauly Shore has endorsed him with a new rap song posted to his YouTube channel. I mean, I guess he endorsed …

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Vice Presidential Debate Saw 3.5 Million Tweets

Last week’s first Presidential debate broke a Twitter record. With over 10 million total tweets coming in from start to finish, it became the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. Could the Vice Presidential debate live up to that sort of social media chatter? Not quite. But it did draw an impressive crowd. Twitter confirms that last night’s VP debate …

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Use Your Facebook Data to Smear Yourself with a Negative Political Ad (It’s Fun, I Promise)

There’s a new project out from PBS NewsHour that allows anyone to create political ads for themselves with Facebook data. It’s called Ad Libs, and it’s a fun and informative way to show voters exactly how cookie cutter political ads really are. “Do you know how political campaign ads work? How they’re built? What they’re meant to tell you? Most …

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