Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
Facebook has launched a voting counter, tallying the number of Facebook users who have currently voted in real time during the 2012 elections. The landing page displays a map of the United States which projects real time voting with pings and a counter counting upwards. According to Facebook’s Stories landing page, “This map is a representation of people on Facebook who clicked an Election Day prompt to share with their friends that they're voting in the 2012 US election.”
The landing page also measures voting with statistical information “[displaying] bursts of activity as people share that they're voting. The size of each burst matches the number of people voting in that region right now. The histogram shows a record of activity over time, with an additional breakdown by gender and age.”
Digital marketing agency fishbat responded to the Facebook voting counter enthusiastically. “Social media has been a major contributing factor for politics over the last few years. Focusing the discussion of voting on the presidential election, social media has highlighted the campaigns of both President Obama and Romney, both good and bad,” comments Sida Li, Vice President of Internal Operations.
Li commends Facebook for their contribution to politics and reassures the possibility of a stronger social media presence in politics in the near future. “This Facebook voting counter is an amazing perspective of digital social interaction, proving that social media is engrained in us from everyday tasks to special events like the presidential vote. In four years another election will be held and social media will play an even bigger role, if not the primary role, for politics across America.”
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