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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

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 …

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

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. …