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Election Attention Goes To Romney, Obama

Candidates for the 2008 Presidential election have been vying for the attention of Internet users, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney gaining the most.

Presidential Candidates Missing Online Audience

All of the major presidential candidates have an online presence, but their current online strategies are not reaching 42 percent of voters who use the Internet for information about politics, according to a study from iCrossing "How America Searches: Election 2008."

YouTube, CNN To Host Presidential Debates

YouTube and CNN have announced plans to host two presidential debates. The debates will feature video questions from YouTube users, which will be broadcast and answered by the presidential hopefuls on CNN.

Ask.com Ad Campaign Associated With Google
Ask.com Ad Campaign Associated With Google
FCC Gets Earful About Wireless Net Neutrality
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The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) was bombarded today pleas to keep a tight reign on the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction to prevent phone and cable companies from expanding their grip on Internet access in the wireless realm.

Hilary And Mitt Making A Mint

Another useful service has emerged from OpenSecrets.org, the site that tracks Congressional fundraising, with a look at how Presidential candidates spend what they have earned.

Google’s Love Affair with Wikipedia

Much has been said about Google algorithmic favoritism for Wikipedia. I was working on a project this weekend about celebrities, and wikipedia’s dominance in the SERP’s was nothing less than astounding.

Reality TV on MySpace News
Less than a week after the launch of MySpace News, Reuters reports on a planned political show, “Independent,” for the social news site.

Pundits Want Presidential Debates On YouTube
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Some of the most influential pundits on both sides of the political stage are petitioning the Republican and Democratic National Conventions (RNC and DNC) to ensure all Presidential debate video be licensed under Creative Commons, making it legal to share debate video footage online.

Presidential Debates Move Online

Presidential hopefuls vying for the Whitehouse will have a new opportunity to reach voters.

Yahoo, The Huffington Post and Slate have announced plans to host two online debates during the 2008 campaign.

Does The MySpace Vote Matter?

One week ago, MySpace announced plans to hold its own little Presidential primary, and we all “oohed” and “aahed” (or at least thoughtfully “hmmed”) on cue – it sounds like an interesting idea, right?  But new data implies that MySpace’s elections won’t in any way predict the real deal.

MySpace To Hold Presidential Primary

MySpace is becoming more involved in the political process and today announced plans to hold their own Presidential primary. The social networking giant will hold virtual elections on January 1 and 2, 2008.

Google Reaches Out To Presidential Campaigns
Google is holding lectures giving tips to political and advocacy group consultants, showing them how to better use all of Google’s services in managing their messages. According to the Los Angeles Times, Google packed 80 consultants into a lecture hall earlier this month, and conducted an hourlong seminar showing:

Presidential Candidates & Behavioral Targeting

I read an interesting article by Michael D Jensen titled “What do the Presidential Candidates use for Analytics?”

SEO and the Presidential Candidates
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A recent article posted on Slashdot looked at various website design points of the top 6 Presidential Candidates.

Presidential Candidates and Analytics

I thought it would be interesting to look at all of the top presidential candidates and see what they are using for analytics for their site. I visited each site, viewed source, and looked for Javascript code or any other trace of analytics code I could find.

Veoh Creates Channel For Presidential Hopeful

Veoh Networks, an Internet Television broadcaster and Senator John McCain have teamed to launch the Senator John McCain Channel. The channel will feature a video diary from the campaign trail, including speeches, tour stops and messages to his supporters.

The channel will also have videos detailing the Senator’s position on issues ranging from government spending to the war in Iraq, along with a biographical look at the Senator. The McCain campaign plans to upload full speeches and videos to the channel that will be in DVD-quality.

Presidential Hopefuls, Meet Retargeting

If they want to reach the right person with the right message at the right time, 2008 presidential candidates should consider site behavioral retargeting. Think of it as continuous online rehandshaking.

Presidential Candidates Look Online

The Internet has played an increasing role in politics. It has become a tool for potential candidates at the local, state and national level. Politicians know that using blogs or video is just another way to get their message out and further build their base.

Presidential Politics And Broadband

So you thought the Bush versus Kerry arguments were over? Not a chance. The Center for Media Research (CMR) published information today measuring how people with broadband Internet access voted in the 2004 election.

Start of Presidential Campaign Season Spawns New Online Fraud

Surfcontrol Warns Voters Against “Political Phishing” Scam that Seeks to Defraud Contributors to John Kerry

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