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

Arlen Specter Dies at 82, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter Dies at 82, Pennsylvania Senator

The political world mourns today as we lose a loyal servant to Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter, who recently changed his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat. Arlen Specter, a Kansas native, moved to Pennsylvania during his college years, where he attended …

Vice Presidential Debate Saw 3.5 Million Tweets Vice Presidential Debate Saw 3.5 Million Tweets
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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 …

Joe Biden Won the Debate If You Ask the Xbox LIVE Community Joe Biden Won the Debate If You Ask the Xbox LIVE Community
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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that they would live-stream all three Presidential debates and the sole Vice Presidential debate via their new Elections Hub inside the Xbox 360 dashboard. But unlike YouTube, who’s simply streaming the events, Xbox is asking …

Only 3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate Only 3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate
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Despite the fact that the first Presidential debate was available to be streamed live, for free, on YouTube (and other outlets), only a small fraction of American chose to watch the contest live on their computer or mobile device. Out …

Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman

On the eve of the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, we say our goodbyes to a very loyal Florida congressman, Sam Gibbons, who passed away yesterday (October 10th, 2012). Prior to his involvement with politics, Gibbons joined the U.S. Army in …

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

Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins

Can you determine which states are more supportive of gay marriage from analyzing check-ins at gay bars? How about determining which states are the most religious based on check-ins at places of worship? If you think that check-ins can give …

Vice Presidential Debate Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Vice Presidential Debate Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]
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If you want to see the current Vice President of the United States and the man that could assume that role battle it out face-to-face, tonight’s your only chance. At 9 pm ET, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will meet …

Twitter May Actually Spur People into Making Political Donations Twitter May Actually Spur People into Making Political Donations

We already know that this year, social media is a bigger part of the election than ever before. During the Republican National Convention, 4 million tweets were generated about the event. That number more than doubled the amount of tweets …

Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S. Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S.
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If you weren’t aware, Google has info on our searches just sitting around. Since we, as a nation, make millions and millions of searches every week, you’d expect that Google has quite a bit of that information. Today, they’ve put …

First Presidential Debate Undergoes a Bad Lip Reading First Presidential Debate Undergoes a Bad Lip Reading
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If you missed the first Presidential debate, don’t worry – there are still two more to go. And even if there were no more televised contests it would be cool, because Bad Lip Reading has you covered. The folks at …

Sesame Street Wants Obama Campaign to Take Down Big Bird Ad Sesame Street Wants Obama Campaign to Take Down Big Bird Ad
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Poor Big Bird. Nobody wants to be inserted into a campaign as rough as the one currently playing out for President of the United States, and I can imagine that the eight-foot tall bright yellow bird is no exception. Now, …

What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians What One Billion Facebook Users Means to Prominent U.S. Politicians

We knew it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. After reporting 955 million monthly active users in their May IPO filing, Facebook just announced last Thursday that they had crossed the 1 billion users threshold. According to the …

Presidential Debate In Denver Was Most Tweeted-About Event In U.S. Politics Presidential Debate In Denver Was Most Tweeted-About Event In U.S. Politics
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Twitter announced early Thursday morning that Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. There were over 10 million tweets during the debate, according to the company. “The topic of tonight’s presidential debate was …

Watch Celebrities Tell You to Vote, For Anything Watch Celebrities Tell You to Vote, For Anything

It’s that time of the year again (ok, time of the every four years). It’s voting season, which means there will be plenty of people who come along and tell you that you have to vote, and how much it …

Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That) Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That)
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Political junkies, members of the informed electorate, concerned citizens: YouTube isn’t the only place to watch a live streamed version of Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. Those of you with Xbox LIVE can also stream the first debate of the season …

Congressional Candidate Posts Gun Photo to Facebook, Says “Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama,” Unsurprisingly Lands in Hot Water Congressional Candidate Posts Gun Photo to Facebook, Says “Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Obama,” Unsurprisingly Lands in Hot Water

A Republican candidate for U.S. Congress is on the defensive after a Facebook post he made on his campaign page. Brad Staats, who is running for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district, posted a photo of a handgun on Facebook page complete …

Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]
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Today, we begin the last full month before election day. And as we turn our calendars to October, the first Presidential debate is only a couple of days away. University of Denver will host the first debate of the season, …

YouTube Adds New Voter Registration Annotation to Make Voting Go Viral YouTube Adds New Voter Registration Annotation to Make Voting Go Viral

Today marks the debut of a new holiday in the United States. September 25th is officially the first-ever National Vote Registration Day, a campaign to make sure that all eligible voters out there get registered. The campaign is spreading the …

Register to Vote Recently? Add It to Your Facebook Timeline Register to Vote Recently? Add It to Your Facebook Timeline

Like it or not, Facebook is one of the most popular arenas for political discussion (and arguing) in the world. Think about it; nearly one billion people, all with their own views on how their countries should be run. Set …