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Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes Facebook offering some popular postings from Election Day and a look at how some big companies hire hackers to find security vulnerabilities....
Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation

Election Day on Twitter: Big volume and service didn't crash

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Tuesday was a record-setting day for Twitter, at least in terms of steady traffic around an election. Good news: The infrastructure didn't buckle. [Read more]...
Election Day on Twitter: Big volume and service didn't crash

8 Soothing Nature Videos to Get You Through Election Day

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Prepare to be soothed....
8 Soothing Nature Videos to Get You Through Election Day

Election 2012 on Facebook: Chatter reaches new heights

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The social network's "Talk Meter" finds more users than ever buzzed about Election Day on Facebook, particularly those who are young, male and in Washington, D.C. [Read more]...
Election 2012 on Facebook: Chatter reaches new heights
Google trending the election: This is what Election 2012 looked like, by search

Google Founder Calls U.S. a "Bonfire of Partisanship"

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Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin cast his vote Tuesday for a different kind of political approach: Going independent. In a blog post on Election Day, the 38-year-old Silicon Valley billionaire decried the fierce partisan battles in Washington and called on Tuesday’s victors to withdraw from their political parties and to...
Google Founder Calls U.S. a "Bonfire of Partisanship"

In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

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In declaring victory in yesterday's election, President Barack Obama just gave us a fascinating case study in how Twitter and Facebook are doing. As the networks called the election in his favor, his social media operatives posted identical messages at virtually the same time to Facebook and Twitter: the words...
In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

The Housing Market Is Better Of Now Than It Was Before Obama Took Office

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The housing market is clearly in better shape than when Obama took office in 2009, but the president can't take much of the credit. Republicans and Democrats are taking sides about whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago - and who gets the blame or the...
The Housing Market Is Better Of Now Than It Was Before Obama Took Office

Enough's Enough With the Swing States: Obama Calls on His Reddit Base

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In these last few hours of Election Day, Barack Obama took the time to address the  most important constituency in the world, at least to themselves: Reddit users. This afternoon he returned to the popular discussion site — which he melted down with traffic in August by dropping in for...
Enough's Enough With the Swing States: Obama Calls on His Reddit Base

Pre-Mature Facebook Election Hype, A Response To @TheAtlantic

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If social media mattered in elections, Ron Paul would have likely been the Republican presidential candidate, not Mitt Romney. Despite being the conversational hub of the election, Facebook is neither the place where politically influential demographics congregate nor where undecided citizens go to think deeply about issues. Our friends at...
Pre-Mature Facebook Election Hype, A Response To @TheAtlantic

Election Day 2012

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We've witnessed the most expensive presidential election contest in history. If you don't live in one of the eight to ten "swing states", it didn't feel like much of an election. I did not see one commercial for either side. But friends who have been in Ohio tell me they...
Election Day 2012

Twitter Reacts To The Florida Primary

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After a fierce battle in the Sunshine State over the past week, Florida's Republican primary has arrived. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney led the Republican presidential field going into election day, ahead of top rival Newt Gingrich, who has struggled to maintain the momentum he gained from his upset win...
Twitter Reacts To The Florida Primary
Obama for America: Stay Up on the Latest Presidential Dispatches
New Jersey will let citizens displaced by Hurricane Sandy vote by email or fax
Facebook heat map visualizes bursts of voting activity around the country

Before Japan Votes, Mum's the Word, Twitterwise

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A 1950 Japanese law that lays out what candidates for public office can and cannot do in the official campaign period before election day has been interpreted to forbid nearly all digital electioneering, a huge obstacle for parties....
Before Japan Votes, Mum's the Word, Twitterwise

SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 6, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Who Should Win The 2012 Social Media Election? With today being Election Day, I figured it would be appropriate to write a post related to politics....
SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 6, 2012

Google's doodle tells users where to vote

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The doodle may not be very interactive, but clicking on it gives users details about Election Day. [Read more]...
Google's doodle tells users where to vote

Michigan Supreme Court Judge Says Facebook Campaign Won Her Election (FB)

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Democrat Bridget Mary McCormack believes Facebook -- specifically about $51,000 of Facebook ads -- won her a seat on the Michigan State Supreme Court. She got 1.53 million votes, beating Republican incumbent Stephen Markman for the first place finish even though Markman spent $1 million in attack ads on TV,...
Michigan Supreme Court Judge Says Facebook Campaign Won Her Election (FB)

How the kindness of (virtual) strangers on Twitter saved my day | Momtaz Begum-Hossain

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After Twitter followers helped me remove a BNP banner from my street on election day, it's my first port of call from now onI've made a decision. From now on, if I need help, I'm heading straight to Twitter. I've tweeted pleas before. I once posted that I needed a...
How the kindness of (virtual) strangers on Twitter saved my day | Momtaz Begum-Hossain

Google launches open source Voter Information Tool in advance of the 2012 US presidential elections

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Google today announced a new Voter Information Tool which, as its name implies, can be used by voters to find relevant information. With a US President election coming up on November 6, the search giant is releasing the new feature just over a week in advance. The tool lets you...
Google launches open source Voter Information Tool in advance of the 2012 US presidential elections

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

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Once again, Facebook is prompting users to share that they voted, though this year the social network has introduced a mobile component and a real-time map of voters. Most voting-age Facebook users in the U.S. were met with a module atop their News Feed highlighting friends who have voted and...
Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

Microsoft launches Bing Elections to curate news, results, and social media insights

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There are numerous places on the web where you can find election results, but there’s not just one place to get the complete and balanced picture. Today, Microsoft is announcing it has put together a solution to help get rid of the noise on the Internet while also giving you...
Microsoft launches Bing Elections to curate news, results, and social media insights
A look behind the technical curtain of Obama's fundraising platform

Wisconsin Warns: If You Tweet Photos Of Your Completed Ballot, You Can Go To Jail

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It's election day, of course, and with that comes some amount of civic pride among a number of voters. That's a good thing, for the most part, and in this era of social media and people sharing photos and videos about their lives, plenty of people are sharing imagery of...
Wisconsin Warns: If You Tweet Photos Of Your Completed Ballot, You Can Go To Jail

Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

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Mitt Romney’s Facebook page. (Screengrab) Just when he thought his week couldn’t get worse, losing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is now losing Facebook friends by the score. The Washington Post noticed this sad capper on the former Massachusetts governor’s lousy week and took the time to track the rate...
Everyone is Defriending Mitt Romney on Facebook

Our favorite free apps for Election Day 2012

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Be sure to check out these helpful apps to make the most out of Election Day 2012. [Read more]...
Our favorite free apps for Election Day 2012
Romney back on top this week on Inside Facebook’s Election Tracker
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