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Guys, Stop Instagramming Your Ballots. Seriously.

I know you’re excited about voting. It’s not only our democratic right and duty, but it’s a privilege. Quick tip: If you want to convince yourself of the importance of voting, just imagine for a second that you were unable to vote. Or prohibited. Still not convinced? What’s your reason for not voting? Whatever your excuse, I guarantee it sucks. …

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“Where Do I Vote” Is Today’s Google Doodle Topic In The U.S.

Google is running an Election Day doodle in the U.S. today, as the nation works on electing its president for the next four years. The doodle this time does not take us to “Election Day” results, however. It takes us to results for “Where do I vote,” which provides a built in tool on the search results page for users …

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Facebook Makes Sure You Vote This Election Day

Today’s the big day – election day in the United States. Millions of voters will head to the polls today to choose who they think is best qualified to lead the country for the next four years. And more than a million users will log on the Facebook as well. And today, the two meet. Facebook is displaying a voting …

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Halo 4 Release May Dampen Voter Turnout Among Gamers [POLL]

Voting: it’s your civic duty. It’s the foundation of any democracy, a way for everyone to make their voice heard. Millions have fought and died to give you the right, and the privilege to cast your ballot. Without strong turnout on election day, the very fabric of our free society could unravel and usher in generations of disenfranchised citizens. Your …

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Find Your Voting Location on Google, Facebook

Tomorrow, November 6th, is election day in the U.S. If you haven’t already voted and need to know where you should vote tomorrow, both Google and Facebook have tools to make it incredibly easy. Google has provided a quick answer application built into certain polling-related search queries. If you search “voting location,” “where to vote” or other similar phrases, Google …

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YouTube Calling on Citizen Journalists to Document Their Vote

During the 2012 campaign season, Youtube has been involved in providing people access to the videos that they need to be better-informed voters. They streamed both political conventions in their entirety, as well as all four Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Along with the live streams, their Elections Hub has has also provided election reporting from ABC News, Al Jazeera, …

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The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook

The pessimist inside every participating member of a democracy thinks that the electorate is full of completely uniformed voters who will pick candidates based on their tie color, much like a disinterested sports follower will pick March Madness teams based on their mascots. While there is plenty of evidence to suggest that they may be correct, a new study from …

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Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day

Today, Foursquare unveiled the new “I Voted” app. Powered by the Google Civic Information API, the app will give you everything you need to know to make you a good citizen and informed voter. Well, maybe not a truly informed voter – Foursquare isn’t run by magicians. But it will give you some basic info on where to be, what …

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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 Voter Information tool. You can access the tool here. Just enter your home address and that’s it. The voter tool …

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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 matters. Voting is cool, man. Right? Anyway, I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of celebrity PSAs encouraging you to fulfill your …

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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 word across Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and other networks using the official hashtag #925NVRD. YouTube is taking a small step …

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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 aside the fact that your cousin Jed really annoys you with his incessant updates, and your idiot sister doesn’t know …

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