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Obama and Romney Break Email’s Golden Rules

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Amid all the hoopla around politicians using #social media platforms to engage voters, the Obama and Romney campaigns are still employing a stalwart communication tool: #email. The problem, however, is that both campaigns constantly break the golden rules of email, to the frustration of many. What’s This About? First, there are the subject lines, which […]

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Ustream and Video the Vote Encourage Voters to Film Election Day Injustice

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All you need is a smartphone and an eye for injustice to help protect democracy. Video the Vote is collaborating with #Ustream in a nationwide project aiming to get video documentation of any examples of voter suppression and disenfranchisement on Election Day 2012. Video the Vote formed in 2006 in response to what it calls […]

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Who’s Making Money Off Big Bird?

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Looks like Sesame Street‘s resident therapist is going to have a great Christmas. Comic written by Larry Lambert, illustrated by Jerry King. More Comics From Jerry King Don’t Invite FBI Agents to the Summer BBQ Unfortunately, FBI agents have a hard time distinguishing between types of grilling. Comic written by Larry Lambert Tarzan and Vine […]

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Is Wikipedia the Key to Predicting Mitt Romney’s VP?

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Wikipedia might be the key to predicting Mitt Romney’s pick for a running mate as the political world scrambles to figure out his nominee before the campaign’s official announcement, according to a new report. Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, 2008’s VP nominees, both saw a considerable spike in the number of edits made to their […]

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TurboVote Wants to Be the Netflix of Voter Registration

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TurboVote, an up-and-coming startup, wants to become the “Netflix of #voting” by revolutionizing voter registration and vote by mail via the Internet and snail mail. The concept is simple: Users fill out voter registration or vote by mail forms on their Internet browser, then TurboVote prints an official document based on that data. TurboVote sends […]

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10% of Presidential Debate Watchers Used a ‘Second Screen’

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This year’s election cycle might be the most digital and social media-dominated one in the history of presidential elections. But when we want to follow debates, we still rely on the good old box in the living room — our TV. That’s the main takeaway of a newly-released report by the Pew Research Center for […]

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Google, Facebook and Twitter’s Friendly Rivalry at GOP2012

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Google, with its fully decked-out media lounge, backstage “Conversation Room” and end-of-the-week epic party, was inarguably the most prominent of the technology companies at the #Republican National Convention — a list that also included Facebook and Twitter. That makes sense – #Google and YouTube were the official social network and live stream provider of the […]

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These States Have the Riskiest Voting Technology

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Next Tuesday’s presidential election will likely be extremely close, magnifying the potential impact of vote-counting errors. So it could be problematic that several states rely on computerized #voting machines that don’t print out a paper record that can be verified by voters and recounted by election officials if necessary. Such machines are in use in […]

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Romney Facebook App Asks You to Message Friends for His Campaign

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On the morning of the third and final presidential debate, Mitt Romney’s campaign has launched a new ##facebook app which asks users to message friends on behalf of the campaign. Called “Commit to Mitt,” the app is designed to figure out which of a user’s Facebook friends are most likely to have a big impact […]

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