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?”
“Where do you see yourself in four years?” That’s the question posed in the first Facebook application for the Ending Spending Action Fund, which pulls Facebook users’ photos to become part of the video, called “The Ad About You.” The final product can be shared across Facebook and other social media channels to demonstrate support for Mitt Romney with friends and followers.
Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined CNN Political Director Mark Preston for a Facebook Politics Live panel discussing the role that Facebook and other social media channels play in their coverage. The journos were part of a series of live-streamed interviews and discussions from the University of Denver’s DebateFest held before Wednesday night’s first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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.
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.
Some of the latest analysis of the 2012 election through the lens of social media shows that Republican candidate Mitt Romney has been gaining popularity on Facebook recently, while President Barack Obama hasn’t had much growth in the like category.
Vincent Harris, Newt Gingrich’s digital strategist, spoke exclusively to us about upgrading to timeline on a profile and a page.
Using Facebook’s timeline features to profile the record and life history of a member of Congress makes sense, but how do you tell an interesting tale about a congressional committee that writes tax policy?