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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Voting’

Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool for would be voters, who may not know exactly where they need to go. Rather than making the doodle take …

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Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration

Republicans now have reason number 10,392 to hate Obamacare: the website offers the option to register to vote while enrolling. With an estimated one-third of applicants on the Healthcare Marketplace unregistered to vote, the inclusion of this option could be the death knell for the GOP. (image) Many people are wondering why the Obamacare website includes the voter registration option, …

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Monopoly Is Replacing a Classic Game Piece and They’ve Enlisted Facebook’s Help

The classic game Monopoly, everyone’s very first rage quit, is asking its Facebook fans to help in a very important decision. Monopoly wants to retire one of their classic game pieces, and they want to replace it with a new piece. They want your help with both. On February 5th, one of the classic piece will be “locked up forever”: …

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Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote

Yesterday the voting period ended on Facebook’s third and final Site Governance vote, and we told you that the results overwhelmingly supported keeping the current SSR and Data Use polices. Of course, we also told you that it didn’t matter because not enough people voted to make it binding. With that, Facebook ended its attempt at “democracy” by eliminating voting …

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Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter

And with that, Facebook’s tepid attempt at democracy comes to a close. Voting is over in Facebook’s third (and final) Site Governance vote. With just under 700,000 votes cast, Facebook users overwhelmingly voted against proposed changes to Facebook’s SSR and Data Use policies, as well as the decision to remove the current voting system for site governance. But in the …

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Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants

The third-ever Facebook Site Governance vote is on pace to shatter previous records and see participation from over a million users. Unfortunately, that’s still about 299 million votes shy of what is needed to make the results of the vote binding. Yesterday we told you that most Facebook users were voting against the proposed changes to Facebook policy, which include …

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Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest

You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, but there are thousands of users that do know and do care – and their votes are as useless as …

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Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting

Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid of the vote as a mechanism for dealing with governance and policy changes. With their vote, users will also be …

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Facebook Asks for Your Vote on Stripping Your Ability to Vote on Future Changes to Site Governance

Back in 2009, Facebook opened up the governance of site policies to its hundreds of millions of users – kind of. For the first time, they allowed users to vote on proposed changes to documents like the Data Use Policy and the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Since then, Facebook has held two Site Governance Votes – the most recent …

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Young, Female, Democratic Voters Wanted to Share It on Facebook

If you logged onto Facebook on election day, you probably remember that the social network did their part to get out the vote by displaying a big voting reminder above U.S. voters’ news feeds. “It’s election day, VOTE!” it said. From there, users could either find their voting place via Facebook polling place locator, or they could click the “I’m …

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President Obama Won the Twitter Vote and it Wasn’t Even Close

Post-election demographic analysis is always interesting, or always dull and pointless depending on who you ask. I’m sure you’ve seen people breakdown which candidate won the Latino vote, the youth vote, the Catholic vote, the Union vote, and so on and so forth. But another interesting vote that deserves a look is the Twitter vote. Which candidate had more Twitter …

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Track Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare

In many states across the country, we’ve already passed the halfway mark for voting hours in the 2012 Presidential Election. Soon, we will all know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will lead the country for the next four years (or at least have a better idea of how things are going). If you want to look at some maps …

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