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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 …

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 …

Facebook & CNN Team Up For More “Social” Election Coverage Facebook & CNN Team Up For More “Social” Election Coverage

With the U.S. Presidential election less than four months away, we can start preparing ourselves for a jam-packed closing stretch of party conventions, debates, and political analysis. And today, CNN and Facebook have announced a partnership that they say will …

Obama Endorses Apple for Cult of Personality of Staff Obama Endorses Apple for Cult of Personality of Staff
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Writing about the Obama campaign’s new organizing app, Dashboard, there was something blindingly apparent to me: the President’s campaign staff really has a jones for all things Apple. In another sign that Apple has triumphantly branded itself as the Company …

Obama’s New App Puts a Lot of Trust in Volunteers’ Scruples Obama’s New App Puts a Lot of Trust in Volunteers’ Scruples
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Even the people living under rocks know that this is a presidential election year in the United States, meaning both candidates, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, have been amping up the ways to get out the vote. As …

Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign

President Obama has long been known for his ability to engage the electorate on platforms that have been previously underused by those in the political arena. The president’s social media presence was a major feature of his campaign in 2008. …

Microsoft, Yahoo Selling Out Users’ Info to Political Campaigns Microsoft, Yahoo Selling Out Users’ Info to Political Campaigns

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to protecting your personal information from the jackals of the innernets, here, come have more to worry about: Microsoft and Yahoo are selling users’ personal data to political …

Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker
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The presidential election cycle in the United States happens every four years or, at least, is scheduled to go on as such. If you have even one of your primary senses intact, you no doubt know that there’s a lot …

Facebook ‘Earned’ Impressions Give Candidates Thousands’ Worth of Free Ads Facebook ‘Earned’ Impressions Give Candidates Thousands’ Worth of Free Ads
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Social media sites might not be able to predict election results, but there’s no denying that outlets like Facebook are valuable means for political campaigns to gain exposure. Based on the results its report, “The Digital Politico: 5 Ways Digital …

Google “Official Social Platform” for Republican National Convention Google “Official Social Platform” for Republican National Convention

Google has been selected to provide the technological know-how for the Republican National Convention later this year when the GOP convenes in Tampa, Fla., to officially coronate the party’s presumed presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Google, along with its online video …

GOP Candidates’ Official Websites Pretty Hackable GOP Candidates’ Official Websites Pretty Hackable

Now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to be (finally) pulling away from his tenacious opponents, it’s expected that election news will slowly pivot towards this fall’s general election. As the country moves into that leg of the race, …

Social Media’s Relationship with Politics Social Media’s Relationship with Politics
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If you are wondering if social media coverage effects voter turnout, public perception, and election results, than Nielsen has some great facts and figures for you. Analysts looked at online social media buzz for 50 days preceding four political races-two …

Follow Super Tuesday Results With Google’s New Interactive Election Map Follow Super Tuesday Results With Google’s New Interactive Election Map

With the Republican National Convention still over five months away, today could prove to be the most pivotal moment yet for the Republican presidential candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Super Tuesday, as you’ve no doubt heard the punditry refer …

Romney Has A Santorum Problem (With Search Engines) Romney Has A Santorum Problem (With Search Engines)
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You can’t bottle lightning, but you can at least flick the lights on and off really quickly to create a similar albeit campier effect. That seems to be what’s happening with online activists/pranksters trying to duplicate the magnificent hex Dan …

Can Google Search Trends Predict Election Results? Can Google Search Trends Predict Election Results?

American voters are perplexing animals. How easily persuaded are they, what issues matter most to them, what causes them to scream for blood, on what issue do they keep their head in the sand – these are questions that pollsters …