What happens to candidates’ Facebook pages after an election? It’s a question no one has really had to address before, but prior to the 2012 election, more than 110,000 political Facebook pages were created, including more than 11,000 for candidates, so it’s hard to ignore. The Washington Post first picked up on the drop in Mitt Romney‘s Facebook fans Friday, when the GOP presidential nominee’s page was hemorrhaging 593 likes per hour.
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?
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shuffling of the leaderboard in the Republican presidential primary race continues to affect the candidates’ popularity on Facebook.