The 2012 election postmortems continue, and research published in Capitol Hill newspaper Politico indicates that congressional candidates with the social media mettle to engage their Facebook fan bases got much-needed bumps on Election Day.
The debates are over. The rallies are coming to a close. The presidential candidates are getting hoarse. Now that the election is almost over, Socialbakers answers the question: “Who won the war of words” on Facebook?
Unless you have your head in the sand, you know that Election Day is right around the corner — Nov. 6 to be exact. And as we close in on the end of what’s been dubbed the first social election, Facebook continues to prove that it’s more than just a place to tag friends in photos or share updates about family. The social network is a tool used in the presidential campaigns’ get out the vote efforts, known as GOTV to politicos.
The only debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was a substantive and spirited affair, with supporters on Facebook weighing in on everything from taxes to abortion and from Iran to Libya.
With Election Day only 40 days away in a cycle that’s been dubbed the first “social” election, campaigns are working overtime to gain an advantage on Facebook in order to motivate supporters and get out the vote.
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the start of the National Football League season, and key events from the world of pop culture.
Not surprisingly, a visit to the Facebook-CNN Election Insights tool today reveals that Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan are dominating the real-time tracker following the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Facebook-CNN Election Insights Offers Real-Time Data On People Talking About Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan
Facebook and CNN Monday debuted Facebook-CNN Election Insights, which will allow the cable news network to display, in real-time, the total number of people talking about President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), during its election coverage.
Mitt Romney’s weekend bombshell naming seven-term Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate continues to reverberate across Facebook, according to the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter.
CNN and Facebook are gearing up for the 2012 presidential election Nov. 6 with the upcoming launch of Facebook application I’m Voting, as well as combining efforts to measure metrics about the presidential and vice presidential candidates, and conducting surveys.