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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 …

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
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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
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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 …