The winners and losers aren’t yet known in the 2012 Presidential Election, but that hasn’t stopped one publication from taking an in-depth look at the candidates’ use of Facebook and many other social media platforms. CQ Researcher recently published a thorough report on this topic, “Social Media and Politics: Do Facebook and Twitter Influence Voters?”
Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined CNN Political Director Mark Preston for a Facebook Politics Live panel discussing the role that Facebook and other social media channels play in their coverage. The journos were part of a series of live-streamed interviews and discussions from the University of Denver’s DebateFest held before Wednesday night’s first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Play clean or play dirty? That’s the choice game players will face if they mount their own bids for elected office in politically themed Facebook game Campaign Story, which debuted Thursday from Raleigh, N.C.-based developer FiveOneNine Games.
As the nation heads into the final stretch of the 2012 election cycle, Democratic technology vendor NGP VAN introduced Social Organizing, a tool that adds a social layer to a campaign’s website and matches Facebook friends with information from voter registration records.
A new study reveals that Facebook is not only the most favored social network among the Republican presidential candidates, but that businesses can learn a thing or two from the campaigns with respect to engagement, fan growth and branding.
As the first votes in the 2012 elections are cast today in Iowa’s caucuses, Facebook data shows that Ron Paul has the most viral reach.
Got a question for New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie? Now is your chance to ask it during the next Facebook Live interview tonight at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, featuring the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.