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?”
President Barack Obama
Last week, AllFacebook looked at the reaction on Facebook to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. As a follow-up, we tracked public posts on Facebook when President Barack Obama had his turn Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention.
So you’re not running with Romney or beaming for Barack, and you’re a little sick of seeing all of the political posts on your Facebook news feed. There is a way to block them, without clicking on each one individually. Tech blog Lifehacker illustrates how to remove certain keywords (such as Romney, Obama, Democratic, Republican, etc.) from popping up in the news feed.
The Republican National Convention audience wasn’t shy about turning to Facebook to share their views during Gov. Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, but it was posts about Clint Eastwood’s curious address that quickly overwhelmed the site long after the last balloon dropped on the convention floor.
It’s all about engagement. That was the message from Katie Harbath, manager of policy for Facebook, in a briefing on social media and the 2012 campaign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Monday.
The highly competitive presidential election is heating up on Facebook and across social media channels, and raw data from a new Pew Research Center Project in Excellence in Journalism study examining the campaigns’ use of digital resources shows President Barack Obama besting Gov. Mitt Romney.
The digital director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign shares with us exclusively the strategy behind the governor’s new timeline page.
Yes, we can — upgrade to timeline. U.S. President Barack Obama’s Facebook page has the new layout.
More than 321 posts from members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives were shared on Facebook during the president’s annual State of the Union address.
Forget the political pundits and look no further than Facebook, which captured instant reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight.