In 2012, the promise of the social election finally came to fruition. From gaffes and memes to true triumphs, here are Washington's top 10 tech moments.
Facebook has more people, more Likes, more stuff -- so why did Barack Obama use Twitter to declare his victory first?
Guest Post Polling wasn't right about the presidential election -- but betting markets were. Here's how we could use them in the future.
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CNN has come up with several goofy ways of displaying information about the presidential elections, but none that are as gimmicky and dumb as its latest stunt.
The U.S. presidential election is coming up on Tuesday, and Hootsuite has just unveiled a customized command center to track social media sentiment around the two main candidates.
“The command center is meant to offer viewers a sense of how …
When President Barack Obama or Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tweet, millions listen. But how well do their 140-character messages resonate with people across the nation?
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.
Google's getting political this year; the company is bringing all the drama, dirt, and hyperbole of the Democratic and Republican national conventions directly to you in a series of wonky Google+ hangouts.
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.
For generations, politicians have used the phrase “My friends.” Even Abe Lincoln would often refer to his listeners that way.
Today, in the age of Facebook, that familiarity obviously takes on a whole new set of references. We are in …
Smartphones are being used for basically everything nowadays, but don’t count on being able to use them to contribute to your favorite presidential candidate this fall.
While the Federal Election Commission has approved measures to allow cell phone users to …
Your Facebook newfeed is about to get a whole lot more political.
This fall, Facebook will team up with CNN to bring Facebook users closer to the election action with a trio of new initiatives.
One of the new plans …
It’s an election year, which means it is time for debates, caucuses, and campaign fundraising. This year, President Obama is going beyond the hefty check and taking donations using tech-darling Square.
“Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, running for …
Want to know what to expect in the New Hampshire primary this coming week?
Here’s a nicely curated, Internet-powered playlist of links that will take you step-by-step through the Republican race to date, including info on each candidate, news items, …
Ron Paul is topping social media scorecards from analysis firms, but does that really have anything to do with the real-world election process?
Generally speaking, we take political polls from the Internet with a grain of salt — but a …
Ron Paul is second only to President Obama when it comes to Facebook popularity.
While some candidates have more Facebook fans and others do more one-on-one chatting in comments, Ron Paul is the candidate with the greatest overall reach.