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.
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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.
With Election Day just weeks away, Facebook continued its efforts to push voter registration, following up on its creation of the I’m Voting application with CNN with the addition of a new life event in which users can indicate on their timelines that they have registered to vote.
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.
Facebook’s open graph became a part of President Barack Obama’s campaign platform Thursday, as the incumbent’s campaign launched the Obama 2012 Facebook application (o users of the social network can share the fact that they are watching Thursday night’s acceptance speech.
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., Facebook posted an interview with Joe Lockhart, vice president of corporate communications at the social network, in which he shares his thoughts on how this unique political tradition has evolved over time with technology advancements, and what attendees can expect to see from the company this week.
Facebook-CNN Election Insights Offers Real-Time Data On People Talking About Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan
Facebook and CNN Monday debuted Facebook-CNN Election Insights, which will allow the cable news network to display, in real-time, the total number of people talking about President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), during its election coverage.
With the 2012 presidential election approaching Nov. 6, Facebook outlined its plans for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 4-6.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who was announced as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate Saturday, is no stranger to Facebook, and the social network exploded with activity upon the revealing of the vice presidential nominee.