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MIDTERM ELECTIONS: Facebook’s Interactive Map

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The results of elections in the U.S. are not decided by Facebook likes, and this is a good thing, because while Shakira may be very entertaining, she is probably not best-suited to serve as president. But likes do provide an effective way to get a feel for public consensus, and with the midterm elections fast approaching, Facebook created an interactive dashboard examining candidates’ likes and people talking about this totals in races for governor, the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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STUDY: How Do Conservatives and Liberals Differ in Their Facebook Activity?

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The U.S. political spectrum can, for the most part, be divided into conservatives and liberals, but which group is more likely to see like-minded political content on Facebook from news organizations, groups and friends, and which group is more likely to block or defriend users over political posts? The answers, from the latest research by Pew Research Center, may come as a surprise.

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STUDY: Job Seekers Turn to Facebook, But Recruiters Still Favor LinkedIn

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Social recruiting solution Jobvite released the seventh version of its annual Social Recruiting Survey Wednesday, and the survey of more than 1,800 recruiters and human-resources professionals across various industries and regions found that social recruiting continues to become a priority for them, and that while Facebook has carved out a significant niche, LinkedIn is still the social network of choice on the recruiting side.

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