All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Election’

Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year

The Internet played a pretty big role in the 2008 presidential election. That role is expanding even further during the 2012 election and major Internet players are helping you, the voter, to stay informed on the latest trends and announcements. Google announced today that they’re launching a Politics & Elections site that will collect all the latest “Google News, YouTube …

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Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub

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.” And this includes both live streaming and on-demand content. The live streaming lineup includes speeches from the upcoming Republican and …

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Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?

With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does the U.S. need to spur the economy? Is legislation geared toward startups the answer? We’d love to hear your take …

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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. In the four years since he was elected, though, the social media landscape has changed somewhat, thanks largely to the …

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“Life of Julia” Creepy and Disgusting Says Paul Ryan

(image) The Obama re-election campaign is in full gear and one of the newest things to show up is a feature on their website called “Life of Julia.” The Life of Julia feature is meant to show the kinds of change that Barack Obama’s policys have helped. Republican Paul Ryan thinks otherwise. He thinks it is degrading to women. “It …

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Obama Bumper Stickers Get Overtly Racist

Stumpy’s Stickers is a classy joint. If you can’t get to them via that link, you’re not alone. Maybe they’ve run to ground after the news about them that has been burning up Facebook and Tumblr the past couple of days. Lots of people don’t like President Obama. Lots of people don’t want him re-elected. Some of those people might …

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Online Political Ad Spending Accounts for 1.5%

It has been reported as of late that politicians have been turning to digital media in support of their campaigns, but the actual spending on web ads has been relatively low. In a study by Borrell Associates, online political advertising in 2012 will account for an estimated $159 million out of $9.8 billion total ad expenditures, which is roughly 1.5%. …

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‘Joe the Plumber’ Wins Ohio GOP Primary, Faces Kaptur In Fall

Ohio’s 9th Congressional District now has a GOP candidate in the fray, and his name is – Joe the Plumber, a.k.a Samuel Wurzelbacher. If you’re reaching back into the memories of hot political topics that ended up becoming bigger than they should, you might remember ol’ Joe from the 2008 presidential campaign. Joe the Plumber’s fame reached unseen heights after …

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Facebook Helps South Dakota Mayor Win Race

Last June, relatively unknown politician Sam Kooiker decided to run for Mayor of Rapid City, SD. The two-term incumbent mayor of the town of 70,000 was already a household name, and had quite a bit more campaign funds than Kooiker did – but in the end, this didn’t matter, as Kooiker won regardless. And his use of Facebook and a …

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Twitter CEO: Don’t Worry About Censorship

Twitter users are pretty angry over the company’s new censorship policy. Twitter’s CEO thinks you worry too much. PC Mag is reporting that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo spoke Monday evening at the “Dive Into Media” conference hosted by All Things D. He spoke extensively on their censorship policy hoping to put the public at ease. Costolo says that the new …

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Twitter Responses To Newt’s GOP South Carolina Upset

Newt Gingrich won over South Carolina’s conservative voters this past weekend. Mitt Romney had performed strongly in the past two match-ups – Iowa and New Hampshire – but just couldn’t shake the Newt in the Palmetto State. Twitter lit up in response: @eileeningaEileen Johnson@russellcrowe Newt Gingrich finally discovers his ideal constituency. ” 900 dead people voted in South Carolina”| http://t.co/zlpuSac0 …

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Motherlode of Material On Romney Hits Web

A 200-page file on Mitt Romney has been released online. The file is comprehensive in its coverage of Romney’s political positions – as of 2008 anyway – on a wide variety of topics. It is rumored to be materials compiled by John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign as research on McCain’s opposition. There has been no confirmation of this, and there …

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