This is the season when Facebook users’ news feeds are filled with election-charged content. While the loudest voices are the ones most remembered, most of your other friends probably have political views that they aren’t expressing. Through MicroStrategy’s Wisdom application, users can see where their friends stand on the political spectrum.
A while after President Barack Obama’s social media team announced its Facebook application, Republican challenger Mitt Romney came out with his own way of reaching out to those on the social network. But just like any other Facebook app, Romney’s and Obama’s open graph functions want your information. A study by Secure.me analyzed the Obama 2012 app and Romney’s Commit to Mitt app, finding out which side requests more Facebook data from its users.
As Election Day comes closer, you’re likely seeing political ads everywhere you turn — on front lawns, in newspapers, and on television. You’re likely also seeing them on Facebook, and not just for President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Two researchers studied the Facebook ads placed by a candidate running for a state legislature position, seeing if they helped his name recognition or likeability. Unfortunately, in this case, the Facebook ads barely moved the needle for the candidate.
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have become increasingly popular on Facebook (just ask Big Bird). After Romney answered a question during Tuesday night’s debate regarding equality for women in the workplace, the phrase, “binders full of women,” was all over the social network, even spawning a page that already has nearly 300,000 likes.
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack Obama‘s team used the social network this weekend, launching an interesting way to drive traffic to the Obama 2012 application, while giving users a tangible reward. When users connect with Obama via Facebook, they can get a free car magnet.
As previously announced, Facebook and Spanish-language TV network Univision will present forums featuring President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The candidates will discuss issues facing America’s Hispanic population. The discussions — to be held Wednesday and Thursday — will be broadcast live on Univision and Univision’s Facebook page.
In an effort to reach out to U.S. Hispanic voters, Facebook recently announced a partnership with Univision to host forums featuring President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. These events will allow Obama and Romney to address issues facing America’s Hispanic community and will feature plenty of engagement via the social network.
Some anti-Obama Facebook users have had their wishes granted on Facebook: A viral status update reposting states that the President doesn’t deserve credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden.
It’s a massive coup for Facebook: getting the President of the United States of America to come host a town hall meeting at the company headquarters. Pundits are now debating whether or not this was a smart decision for the President. What do you think?
The Barack Obama administration, for the first time, explicitly called on Congress to approve a consumer privacy bill of rights that would regulate the collection of personal data on the Internet.