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Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day
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Guys, it’s almost over. The 2012 Presidential race has made the final turn and has entered the homestretch. Like any good horse race, this is the most exciting time – especially if you’re living in one of the highly-contested swing …

Twitter’s New Interactive Map Shows Where Political Tweets Mattered the Most Twitter’s New Interactive Map Shows Where Political Tweets Mattered the Most
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Back in August, Twitter launched their own Political Index (TPI) to track Twitter users’ general feelings about the Presidential candidates. The index is calculated using an algorithm that weighs the sentiment of tweets mentioning Obama or Romney as compared to …

Calculate How Much Obama & Romney Are Willing to Spend on Your Vote Calculate How Much Obama & Romney Are Willing to Spend on Your Vote

It’s no secret that both the Obama and Romney teams are doing all they can to get your vote on November 6th, and they have been for quite some time. Much of that effort is directed toward your online activities, …

Google Compiles Voting Info into One Easy Tool Google Compiles Voting Info into One Easy Tool

Google knows that people use their service to find information on voting: when, where, how, who, etc. In order to make it a little easier, Google has compiled all of this information into one place, and they call it their …

Joss Whedon Endorses Mitt Romney as the Candidate Best Suited to Bring About the Zombie Apocalypse
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It’s just over one week until the 2012 Presidential election, which means it’s time for those last minute celebrity endorsements to start rolling in. And Republican candidate Mitt Romney can take pride in the fact that he’s convinced one Hollywood …

Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the …

Sick of Politics on Facebook? Give Them the Boot with New Chrome Extension Sick of Politics on Facebook? Give Them the Boot with New Chrome Extension
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Back in August, a new Chrome extension popped up that allowed users to block any post relating to anything that popped out. With a click of your mouse, you could remove all your friends’ mentions of their babies from your …

The Debates Drew 24 Million Streams, Says YouTube The Debates Drew 24 Million Streams, Says YouTube
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With the Presidential debates in our rear-view mirror and the election less than two weeks away, YouTube has taken some time to reflect on the viewership numbers from their live streams. 2012 was the first year that YouTube streamed the …

Watch the Third Party Candidates Debate Live on YouTube Watch the Third Party Candidates Debate Live on YouTube
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Tonight, the final Presidential debate takes place between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. And although those are the two candidates for America’s highest office that you hear about the most, there are actually other people …

Two out of Three Social Media Users Let Their Political Flag Fly Two out of Three Social Media Users Let Their Political Flag Fly
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While we can’t comment on the veracity, tactfulness, or true motivations behind any of it, we can report that a majority of social media users are using it to engage politically – in some fashion. We can tell you that …

Romney’s Binders Full of Women Remark Gives Birth to Crappy Flash Game
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this election is weird, and it’s being made weird by the internet. And I’m not saying this is a bad thing – at all. All I’m saying is that it’s hard …

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Our Electorate Is Made Up of Liars

Who do you think won this year’s First Lady debate? Ann Romney? Michelle Obama? I’m sure whoever came off as more knowledgeable and agressive without being condescending is the victor in the eyes of the public. Oh, there’s no such …

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

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
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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

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 …