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Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook
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Last month, we told you that both Presidential candidates had signed up for their own “Meet the Candidates” event co-sponsored by Spanish language broadcaster Univision and Facebook. Today, it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to address the forum. The event will kick …

This Autotuned Video Game-Inspired Mashup Is the Best Breakdown of the Political Conventions You’re Likely to See This Autotuned Video Game-Inspired Mashup Is the Best Breakdown of the Political Conventions You’re Likely to See

When you boil it down, American politics kind of resemble an 8-bit video game, right? And whoever can mention Neil Armstrong the most receives space man power-ups, which can pave the way to victory. And don’t forget about spousal elitist …

Pizza Guy Who Bear Hugged Obama Finds Support on Facebook Pizza Guy Who Bear Hugged Obama Finds Support on Facebook

Who would’ve thought that a simple hug could lead to so much online political posturing? The last week has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster ride for Scott Van Duzer, owner of local pizza place Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida. …

YouTube Blocked in Afghanistan Following Violence Tied to Anti-Muslim Video YouTube Blocked in Afghanistan Following Violence Tied to Anti-Muslim Video
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The government of Afghanistan has blocked YouTube following violent protests in Egypt and the killing of an American diplomat in Libya. “We have been told to shut down YouTube to the Afghan public until the video is taken down,” said …

President Obama’s Speech Dominated Facebook, Too President Obama’s Speech Dominated Facebook, Too
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Today, the folks over at Twitter gave us some big news concerning President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention: he broke a record. In terms of politically-themed tweets, Obama set a tweets per …

President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record
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Last night in Charlotte, President Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for a second term. This (and a few other high-profile speeches) made the final night of the DNC the most buzzed-about night across both conventions, in terms …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC] Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week …

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED] DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s …

Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes
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There are plenty of issues that separate the Democratic and Republican parties – abortion rights, taxes, and marriage equality, just to name a few. But there’s apparently another arena where the two parties differ – social media. According to a …

Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. …

Eastwooding: Here’s Google+’s Take On The New Meme Eastwooding: Here’s Google+’s Take On The New Meme

As you may know, actor/director Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, and spoke to President Obama in front of a cheerful crowd. Obama, in Eastwood’s speech, took on the form of an empty chair next to the podium. …

Clint Eastwood Talking to a Chair, the Song, Now Exists Clint Eastwood Talking to a Chair, the Song, Now Exists
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If you missed the final night of the Republican National Convention, you probably missed Clint Eastwood talking to a chair; an empty chair that was supposed to contain President Obama, or something like that. Clint Eastwood said a lot of …

Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED] Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED]
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Is anyone else still trying to figure out exactly what in the hell Clint Eastwood was up to last night? In one of the most surreal, bizarre, and unexpected moves in the history of political conventions, Academy Award-winning actor and …

Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech

One convention down, one to go. Last night in Tampa, Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination for President on the United States, and gave a speech that was part indictment of the Obama administration and part trip through memory lane. …

Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million

On Tuesday, Twitter told us that this year’s Republican National Convention had already produced more tweets that the entirety of the 2008 convention – and it hadn’t even gotten off the ground. When the 2012 convention smashed the 2008 convention …

Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List
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If you could only use one word to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what would it be? Ok, do you have it? Good. If the word you’re thinking of is negative, you side with the majority in a new …

Here’s President Obama’s Reddit AMA, Just in Case You Missed It Here’s President Obama’s Reddit AMA, Just in Case You Missed It

Yesterday, around 4pm ET, reddit started to act a little funny. The front page seemed slow to load, individual pages were bringing back the “over capacity” error message. Something was up. And then, out of nowhere, a link shot to …

Mitt Romney’s Best (and Worst) YouTube Moments, Remixed Mitt Romney’s Best (and Worst) YouTube Moments, Remixed

With the Republican National Convention underway, What’s Trending thought it would be a good time to compile some of the most popular Mitt Romney-themed videos into one big supercut. “Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for President at the GOP …

Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year 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. …

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 …