Facebook + Peer Pressure = Voting

Researchers are using Facebook. Not just for posting pictures and playing Farmville though. They’re using the social networking giant for social experiments. And in a very interesting study they discovered that a single Facebook message can encourage Americans to vote. The experiment in question was on a congressional election day in 2010. On that day,…

Google searches on “register to vote” go crazy after Obama speech

Proving that President Obama is still a trend starter, after his speech at the Democratic National Convention, online searches for registering to vote doubled across America. His excellent speech which ended with the following statement: “I ask you tonight for your vote…. If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few,…

Ryan’s fiscal hypocrisy

In a world of 24 hours news, this story s a little old. (A whole week! *gasp*) I found it on NPR, but it originated on The Nation. John Nichols wrote this before Congressman Ryan was nominated as Mitt Romney’s VP. Regardless of the timing, it highlights a string of serious flaws with Paul and…

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