By Neil Munro, The Daily Caller
Facebook’s managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company.
But Facebook manager are providing very limited information about which groups are being favored with … Read more
by Austin Carr, Fast Company
When it comes to debating the issues, the public has a hard time sifting through all the political theater, biases, and endless muckraking. Between boilerplate-spewing press secretaries, 30-second attack ads, and swiftboating, it’s often difficult to figure out where candidates and elected officials stand on hot policy topics like health care and the economy without out-of-context buzzwords (Death panels! Socialism!).
Today, however, politicians may finally have a … Read more
By Nick Judd, techPresident
So last night’s Republican primary debate, despite being so early and without a party headliner, still managed to outdo chatter about Osama bin Laden in terms of Twitter conversation:
“GOP” in Twitter mentions as seen through Trendistic, compared to “obl” (for references to Osama bin Laden) and, as a baseline, the always popular … Read more
BY GREGORY FERENSTEIN, FAST COMPANY
From Crimson Hexagon, the social media analysis firm that dispelled the myth of the Verizon iPhone exodus and Sharon Angle’s 2010 Senate sweep, comes a truer-to-life snapshot of the world’s reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s death. Nearly 50% of social media reaction wasn’t simple jubilation, but rather a mixture of fear, humor, and solemn remembrance. This … Read more
By Kate Kaye, ClickZ.com
Democrats, along with Obama’s campaign operation, have already spent close to half a million dollars online this year in getting the 2012 reelection campaign off the ground.
The Democratic National Committee has been the bigger spender thus far, dropping around $425,000 on digital. According to ClickZ Politics analysis of Federal Election Commission reports, around $301,000 went towards online advertising. The DNC and Obama for America online ad campaigns … Read more