Mitt Romney Surges in Facebook Buzz Surrounding RNC

Earlier this week, Facebook and CNN expanded their new election data partnership with the launch of a real-time Election Insights tracker, which monitors the current buzz surrounding the four candidates in the 2012 election (Obama, Romney, Biden, and Ryan). The…

Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter

After a short delay due to Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, the 2012 Republican National Convention had its first true night of activities on Tuesday. Some of the high-profile speakers included House Speaker John Boehner, former candidate Rick Santorum, and…

Paul Ryan Thanks His Nearly 2 Million Facebook Fans [VIDEO]

When presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Ryan had to start up a new Facebook page tailored to his VP campaign. His old page that he’d been running as a…

Mitt Romney’s Best (and Worst) YouTube Moments, Remixed

With the Republican National Convention underway, What’s Trending thought it would be a good time to compile some of the most popular Mitt Romney-themed videos into one big supercut. “Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for President at the GOP…

The 2012 GOP Convention Has Already Generated More Tweets Than the 2008 Convention

More evidence today that the 2012 election really is the first true social media election: Twitter has announced that this year’s Republican National convention has already generated more tweets than the entire 2008 Convention. And this year’s party hasn’t even…

Republican National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]

After weather delays, the 2012 Republican National Convention will really get underway today with speeches from the likes of Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, and Ann Romney. This morning, YouTube is reminding us that we can watch all of the speeches…

Foursquare, TIME Highlight the Best Spots at the Conventions

Foursquare is the latest social app to take on the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, as they hope to provide real-time check-in information as well as in depth to-do lists for convention-goers. They have partnered with TIME magazine to…

Facebook Expands on CNN Politics Partnership with New “Election Insights”

Back in July, Facebook and CNN announced a partnership that they said would make Election 2012 a more social experience. And little by little, the team has been unveiling small parts of that social coverage. Today, they’ve announced another small…

Obama & Romney Sign on for Facebook/Univision-Sponsored Hispanic Forums

Both the Republicans and Democrats still see the Hispanic vote as up for grabs, and you can bet that a lot of money will be spent in the upcoming months on ads that target the key voting block. Of course…

Microsoft Turns Your Xbox into an Elections Hub

Microsoft is getting into the Campaign 2012 coverage game in a big way. Today, they’ve announced the new Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE hub, which will bring live streaming coverage and a few other election goodies to the game console.…