On Election Day 2010 in the U.S., Facebook featured an “I Voted” button that users could click to display a message that they had participated in the election, and a study by the University of California San Diego found that those messages drove an additional 340,000 or so voters to the polling stations. The social network extended the initiative for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India, which began Monday and run for nine days, with results to be announced May 16.
University of California San Diego
Don’t worry, be happy. And according to a study of more than 100 million anonymous U.S. Facebook users and more than 1 billion of their posts — conducted by Facebook and researchers at the University of California San Diego and Yale University — your happiness might spread to your Facebook friends.
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Power to the people. At least the people on Facebook. That’s the sentiment shared by Jim Cook, online editor at the South Jersey Times, who launched a last-minute bid to join the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Board of Education election in Pilesgrove Township, N.J., with no money, only 24 hours, and relying solely on Facebook posts shared with his friends.
Answer: What is “targeted sharing” on Facebook? The question: How was the Obama campaign going to reach the millions of young people under 29 who had no listed phone numbers and flew under the radar — just out of reach of pollsters and volunteers — using the cellular network to communicate?
How does Facebook affect elections? According to a new study led by the University of California, San Diego, a single post on Election Day 2010, Nov. 2 of that year, drove some 340,000 users of the social network to their polling stations.