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Facebook Provides Users With Election Resources

Facebook shared some things with us that it is doing to help people vote in the upcoming elections. "Tomorrow is Election Day and Facebook is committed to encouraging people who use our service to participate in the democratic process. As a result, Facebook is focused on ensuring that all of our users know where they can participate in this year’s elections," Facebook’s Andrew Noyes said in an email.

Internet Major Resource For Political News

More than half of Americans used the Internet as a political resource during the 2008 election, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Some 55 percent of adults and 74 percent of all Internet users went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

Nearly half (45%) of Americans watched online videos related to politics or the election. Young adults led the way in their online video consumption, with close to half of all 18-29 year olds watching online political videos.

Change Your SEO Campaign

We are still in the wake of the historic election and the most prominent word that seems to be on everyone’s mind is change. Now, for change to come from Washington we all can safely say, regardless of party affiliation, that it will take quite a while. In other words, don’t hold your breath unless you are ready to pass out from lack of oxygen. There is one area, however, where you can enact change and possibly have an effect on your business before the Inauguration in January. That area is your search engine optimization efforts.

Yahoo Gets Boost In Traffic From Election

Yesterday the New York Times spoke of the ‘success’ of Yahoo during this election marathon that is thankfully winding up (I hope) in the next 48 hours. This election process has been a boon for news sites and the equivalent of a ‘millstone around the neck’ for people like me. How much more can one say or do or think or accuse or lie or point fingers about at this point?

Twitter And FriendFeed Turning Into A Chat Room?

You’ve seen Twitter’s election feature that showed a select kind of tweet in real time. A few minutes ago FriendFeed released a real-time-web feature that lets you watch FriendFeed in real time. This is fun to watch!

Hackers Copy Palin’s Yahoo E-mail

In a blow to the republican vice presidential candidate’s privacy, hackers have taken over and copied all the e-mails out of Governor Palins e-mail account on Yahoo. The best part is that no one knows if the account was hacked via a Yahoo Zero day or a bad password choice.

Obama Uses The Web To Fight Rumors

There’s no doubt that democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama knows how to use the web to improve his chances of being elected this November. His campaign has used the internet to raise millions in funds and our own research has proven that Obama’s efforts have created a very positive online reputation.

Politics Online: Obama Has An Edge

Social networking, text messaging, and online video pulled in plenty of interested people looking for more details about the candidates for the US Presidential election in November.

Stanford bubbles up Presidential candidate opinions

If Internet users held a particular position about a candidate, Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering department probably caught their opinions in a bubble. Through the use of real-time data firm Wise Window’s software as a service for qualitative data, …

Malaysian Bloggers Make Political Run
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Bloggers in Malaysia are having an impact on the political process as the country prepares for elections next month.

Three well-known bloggers, who are opponents of the ruling party that has been in power for fifty years, are running for the first time as candidates on March 8, counting on their online popularity to bring in votes.

Watch The Vote: Truveo Adds Campaign Videos

Video search site Truveo opened a new page, featuring Presidential candidate campaign videos from the official sites as well as unofficial ones created by supporters.

Search Titans Ready For Iowa Caucuses

The campaign for Presidential nominations began in earnest today with the first primary being held in Iowa. The major search engines have resources of interest for the politically inclined surfer to visit.

YouTube Touts Political Influence

2008 could be the year of the YouTube Election, an argument the video sharing site made based on the participation of candidates and voters.

Presidential Election: Follow The Money

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) opened its campaign contribution maps to Internet users who want to see who raised how much, and where they did it.

Yahoo Buzzes With Presidential Politics

A political dashboard from Yahoo shows who’s being favored in the major Presidential polls along with various trends and analysis of the candidates.

Google Follows Australian Election To The End

For fans of Kevin Rudd, the end of Australia’s elections was anything but bitter.  But Google was nonetheless there, continuing the election coverage that it first announced in September.

Digg Unearths Presidential Candidate Tracking

Users of Digg can keep an eye on how candidates (or presumably their campaigns) interact with stories appearing on the social media site.

Google Australia Prepares For Election

As much as we’re bombarded with political claptrap in America, elections may be an even bigger deal in Australia, where voting is compulsory.  As a result, Google Australia is keying up for the coming federal election.

Internet Is Australia’s Election Battleground

No one’s claiming that a solid presence on Facebook or MySpace is, by itself, enough to win an election.  But it certainly doesn’t hurt, as Australian politician Kevin Rudd has discovered.

MySpace’s Impact On Politics

Back in March MySpace launched the Impact Channel, a political community dedicated to the 2008 presidential election. WebProNews spoke to MySpace about its role in the 2008 presidential election.

Google Looks Closely At Australian Elections

Sick of American politics?  Well, this may not make you feel any better, but Google’s got a brand new website offering a detailed view of the Australian equivalent.