Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches

As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight…

Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist

Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated…

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.…

Bronco Bama Girl Is Happy That President Obama Won

Remember that cute little 4-year-old girl who became the country’s unofficial spokesperson for how sick we all were of the 2012 Presidential election? Sure you do – her mother uploaded a video of her crying over how tired she was…

Alabama & Mississippi Win the Most-Racist-on-Twitter Award Surrounding the Election

Twitter, you can be so great and so disappointing at the same time. It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that social media is a haven for imbeciles. So much hateful garbage is spewed out in 140-character snippets that it’s easy to…

Instagram Was Twice as Busy as Normal When Obama Won

We know that Twitter had a huge election night. They announced over 31 million total election-related tweets, and a peak tweet-per-minute total of 327,452 (right as the networks began to call the race for President Obama). We also know that…

Here’s What Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Thinks About Last Night’s Election

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg broke up the boys club back in June by becoming the first female member of Facebook’s Board of Directors. Before her induction, the Board was comprised of seven men including Mark Zuckerberg, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel,…

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…

President Obama Does Gangnam Style with a T-Rex in NMA’s Election Animation

You knew it was coming. No major world event is ever really complete without a breakdown from our favorite Taiwanese animators. NMA has just released their take on the 2012 Presidential Election, and it lives up to their delightfully odd…

The Obamas’ Hug Becomes Most-Liked Photo in Facebook History

When it was becoming more clear that Barack Obama would be reelected and remain President of the United States, he tweeted and Facebooked the news to his millions of followers/fans. One photo update in particular resonated with people, and it…

Obama’s “Four More Years” Tweet Is the Most Popular Tweet in History

Good morning, America. Last night you reelected the President. And although there will be no change in the White House for the next four years, there has been a shakeup inside the ranks of Twitter’s most popular tweets. Ladies and…

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…

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…

Celebrate Election Day with a Bad Lip Reading of the Debates

Hopefully, by the end of the night (or early tomorrow morning), we’ll know who won the 2012 Presidential election. Even if something strange happens and we have to wait a little while for the official results, one thing is certain:…

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 Night, Gloat to Your Political Frenemies with These GIFs

On election night, the chances are pretty high that your Facebook and Twitter streams will be inundated with policial posts. Some of your friends will rejoice, others will be apoplectic. Thus is the nature of bitter political contests. Many users…

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…

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…

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…

Google Breaks Out the Political Scorecards in Time for Election Day

Guys, it’s almost over. The 2012 Presidential race has made the final turn and has entered the homestretch. Like any good horse race, this is the most exciting time – especially if you’re living in one of the highly-contested swing…