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BLOG: The Social Vote

Digital Journalist Nicole Brewer

Digital Journalist Nicole Brewer

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By: Nicole Brewer

Social media stepped up its game this election season, prompting millions of Americans to sign on and share their experience at the polls. Twitter, Facebook, Google and Foursquare led the virtual path with election-inspired applications to track voter involvement.

More than 12 Million users earned Facebook’s “I Voted” badge, while Twitter users used hash tags like #election to document their experience at the polls. Google posted  maps of polling locations to help encourage voter turn out and Foursquare enabled users to “check-in” once they cast their vote.

foursquare map BLOG: The Social Vote

courtesy: elections.foursquare.com

facebook vote badge BLOG: The Social Vote

courtesy: facebook.com/uspolitics

So, clearly social media has brought awareness to the importance of voting … and made it a little more hip. But, it led me to wonder to what extent (if any) these sites affect results. I couldn’t find any conclusive data on this year’s elections, but experts say there is a correlation between a candidate’s social media following and popularity at the polls.

In today’s Morning Chatter, I asked viewers/users what they expect moving forward ….

Leave your comment below or use the buttons to tell me what you think!

 BLOG: The Social Vote

 BLOG: The Social Vote


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