election season

election season

Ask The President Anything: Obama Partakes In A Presidential AMA On Reddit

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Election season is upon us and the incumbent candidate, President Barack Obama, has taken to answer questions on the social news site Reddit. One of the more popular features on Reddit are ask me anything (AMA) posts where celebrities and interesting folks answer questions in the comments section... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Ask The President Anything: Obama Partakes In A Presidential AMA On Reddit
Obama for America iOS app launches in preparation for election season
Twitter Political Index charts Obama and Romney's popularity in tweets

President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

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U.S. President Barack Obama is making an unscheduled appearance on Reddit today. Just a few minutes ago, Obama joined Reddit and is scheduled to host an AMA (Reddit slang for “ask me anything”) session starting at 4:30pm ET. Reddit’s moderators have confirmed that this is indeed legit and the questions...
President Barack Obama Joins Reddit, Does An AMA

Obama now accepting campaign donations through Square

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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 president or local assembly, Square makes it easier than...
Obama now accepting campaign donations through Square

Amazon's US Election Heat Map lets you see political reading tastes by state

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Not one to be left out of all the buzz surrounding the upcoming US presidential election, Amazon has unveiled its Election Heat Map which it will be updating each day to show the best-selling political books by state. The map is separated into blue (liberal) and red (conservative) categories, and...
Amazon's US Election Heat Map lets you see political reading tastes by state

Trading as Videogame? $5 for Life as Kapitall Pushes Drag-and-Drop Investing

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(kapitall.com) Kapitall is an online trading platform designed for the next generation of investors: kiddies who grew up on Xbox and Twitter. It's interactive! It's visually appealing! It's social! The startup's motto is, "If you can drag, and you can drop, you can trade." The Soho-based startup has been trucking...
Trading as Videogame? $5 for Life as Kapitall Pushes Drag-and-Drop Investing

No, Mitt Romney Didn't Personally Hack Your Facebook

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And the election season silliness continues. In keeping with the tradition of campaigning against candidate's gaming habits and strange Obama/YouTube conspiracy theories, there's apparently been some hubbub surrounding the mysterious liking of Mitt Romney. Apparently a fair number of liberal-minded folks have noticed that their Facebook profiles have "liked" Mitt...
No, Mitt Romney Didn't Personally Hack Your Facebook
CrowdHall Raises $700k To Create Drop Dead Simple Town Halls And Q&As
10 things to be thankful for this year in cleantech
The 2012 Presidential Software Race

If data is the new oil, don't end up being BP

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In the run-up to the US election, stats nerds and nervous Democrats sought and found reassurance in Nate Silver’s aggregate polling model, spiking traffic at the New York Times  but it was Harper Reed,  CTO of the Obama 2012 re-election campaign,  who really taught us a lesson about the value of...
If data is the new oil, don't end up being BP
App of the Week: 'Super PAC' IDs and fact-checks political ads

How To Participate In The Presidential Debates

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When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head Wednesday night to tell America why they should be President, the whole country, and in some cases the whole world, will be watching. But thanks to the rise of the Internet and social media, millions of people won't just be watching, they'll...
How To Participate In The Presidential Debates
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VB Weekly special edition: It's the presidential election kickoff video!

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Hoo boy, what a week it was! Here’s what you missed: Twitter tried out some positive reinforcement of the right way to cope with its API changes and rolled out Certified Products. We rounded up the best apps for election season, for all you wonk-oriented nerds out there. Speaking...
VB Weekly special edition: It's the presidential election kickoff video!

Coming Soon To A Town Near You: The Campaign Bus For The Open Internet

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As the two major party Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates begin the fall election season by doing various bus tours around the country, there's one other effort that's going to be on the campaign trail as well: the open internet. Reddit and Breadpig founder Alexis Ohanian has announced the Open...
Coming Soon To A Town Near You: The Campaign Bus For The Open Internet

Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

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Portland-based Chirpify is helping this year’s presidential candidates raise funds by allowing users to donate to either Obama or Romney’s campaigns via Twitter. The Twitter-based commerce platform will allow users to give money to either candidate via its new in-stream Twitter donation platform, launching today. Chirpify also reports that at...
Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

The 7 Best Open Government Sites

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We've already established that members of Congress are pretty bad at informing the public via their websites. The good news is that you can find a number of excellent sites for keeping an eye on the U.S. government. Not surprisingly, most of these are provided by third parties, rather...
The 7 Best Open Government Sites

Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates

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Counting down to Super Tuesday in the US, concerned citizens from the right and left have kept a close eye on the GOP primaries. Publications and television are certainly useful for keeping tabs on the electoral process, but Twitter’s immediacy makes it an outstanding source of unfiltered information. In an official...
Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates
Remind Your Friends To Vote With Free Greeting Card From Shepard Fairey & Mobile Cards App Sincerely Ink

Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

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America! (Photo: flickr.com/cristian_rh7) It’s election season, which explains the higher-than-usual incidence of poll-pegged stories we’re seeing in our inbox. And hey, guess what? The Internet now has cultural relevance beyond enabling politicians to send citizens pics of their junk. And so The Atlantic wound up with a couple of interesting little factoids,...
Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence
Librarians as political fact-checkers: New feature in online voters guide
AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse
Senators Propose Visa Just For Entrepreneurs. Good Luck With That.

California Ballot Measure Will Likely Ban Anonymous Speech If You Were Arrested For Urinating In Public

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Here in California, of course, we have a number of (often excessively confusing) ballot measures every election season, and this year is no exception. I've spent a fair amount of time going through the various ballot measures myself in determining how I'd vote on them, and it quickly becomes clear...
California Ballot Measure Will Likely Ban Anonymous Speech If You Were Arrested For Urinating In Public

BREAKING: Events Betting Site InTrade Is Completely Shutting Down

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Well known online betting site InTrade is completely shutting down, according to a memo posted to its site. The news was first noticed by Wealth.net. The full text of the memo is pasted below the dotted line. The Ireland-based InTrade was always controversial and popular during election season, as it...
BREAKING: Events Betting Site InTrade Is Completely Shutting Down

How Election-Season Searches Can Become A Security Threat

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Guest author Tomer Teller is a security evangelist at Check Point Software Technologies. On November 6, the United States will complete the most digital Presidential election in our history. In the run up to the big day, millions Americans are flocking to the Web to inform their voting and follow...
How Election-Season Searches Can Become A Security Threat
Political mobile games roundup

How A Company Targeting Grandparents Became The Most Popular Thing On Facebook You've Never Heard Of

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When you think of the brands that dominate on Facebook, companies like Coca-Cola, Red Bull, and Disney spring to mind. Grandparents.com, not so much. But according to Track Social, Grandparents.com was actually the 8th most shared brand on Facebook in the last month and a half -- beating out BMW...
How A Company Targeting Grandparents Became The Most Popular Thing On Facebook You've Never Heard Of
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