After numerous articles criticized the Romney campaign’s “Orca” project as an IT meltdown, the digital director of the campaign pushed back and said the system mostly succeeded in recording votes and irregularities.
Guest Post If there is one thing that we’ve seen as a constant throughout the 2012 presidential campaign it is that social media has been the go-to-tool for engaging younger audiences and getting them to influence their friends.
Would you rather listen to political commentators or save humanity one more time?
You’ve likely gone and voted and are now watching the results as they unfold. But what if it wasn’t the issues and polls that informed your vote, but rather the headlines floating around the Internet? What if a click was a vote?
Topsy has partnered with Twitter to provide live, real-time sentiment analysis of the U.S. presidential election. And after trailing Obama for much of the year, Romney appears to be in the lead.
Today’s elections in the U.S. will likely lead to great consequences — no matter who is elected. But where to actually place your vote?
More than thirty million people have already voted in the U.S. presidential election. Over half a million of them are named John.
Tomorrow Americans will vote for a president, new or continuing. Social media users, however, have already decided who has won — at least in their tweets, shares, and likes.
Third-party data on last night’s presidential debate confirms what we already know: Politics can bring out the worst in people.
Xbox Live voters have deemed President Barack Obama the victor again in the debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Xbox Live shares data on how gamers feel about who won the second presidential debate.
A simple letter sent by the New York Tech Meetup to President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney got the candidates to discuss their policies around startups and the technology community at large.
Tweets equal dollars, according to Twitter.
Editor’s Pick Unlike the last election cycle, the 2012 presidential debates will be available online. You might want to turn off your TV to watch these ones — or at the very least, keep your smartphone or tablet handy.
Users will be able to participate in polls and weigh in on the candidates’ responses using Xbox Live’s Election 2012 Hub app.
Republicans better get down on their knees and pray that Americans never vote via Facebook or Twitter.
A leaked video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking frankly about his election strategy has caused an uproar in social media.
Guest Post Post-convention polls show a bounce for President Obama in the upcoming election, after a period of neck-and-neck jockeying that stretches back to June. But traditional polls, largely run by large news organizations, may be just waking up to a reality that online indicators have shown for a long time.
Obama voters are camping meditators who like Samsung and Visa and like Paranormal Activity as well as The Colbert Report. Romney voters are quilting gun owners who shop at Walmart, eat at McDonald’s, and watch — believe it or not — Atlas Shrugged, the movie.
Editor’s Pick Ready for the most outlandish story of your morning? Here we go. Today, a hacker allegedly stole Mitt Romney’s tax returns, is demanding $1 million in Bitcoins for silence, and sent a USB drive and letter to the GOP and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, Tennessee as proof.
Editor’s Pick With the Republican National Convention starting today in Tampa, the 2012 election enters its most intense phase. Thanks to our smartphones and social networks, there have never been more ways to get information on the candidates and events of the season.
Making good on its commitment to treat the Xbox 360 as a full-fledged media center, Microsoft announced its plans to launch a new “Election 2012 Hub” channel today.
So the Mitt Romney VP-prediction app is now available. Yee-haw.
It’s all very exciting I am sure …
Maybe you didn’t see Romney’s iAd. Or perhaps you’re just not impressed with the Republican candidate’s perfectly coiffed hair. Either way, if you own a smartphone, you’re close to twice as likely to support Obama as you are to support Romney.
Politics happens online as much as off these days, and the US presidential race is no different. So who’s winning?