On Facebook, VP debate beats Oscars, falls short of pres debate
October 12th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

On Facebook, VP debate beats Oscars, falls short of pres debate

(CNN) - The vice presidential debate "out-buzzed" Hollywood's biggest nights on Facebook, but wasn't nearly as popular as the presidential debate last week.

According to Facebook's "Talk Meter" analysis, Thursday's debate gained more momentum on Facebook than the 2012 Academy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards, but when comparing it to three political events – the first presidential debate and both parties' political conventions – Thursday night's debate paled in comparison.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Vice presidential debate
October 4th, 2012
12:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Mentions of 'Big Bird' increased 800,000% on Facebook

(CNN) - All politics is social – and the world of Facebook is buzzing about the presidential debates. "Romney," "Obama," and "debate" were the top three debate-related terms mentioned on Facebook, but the fourth most popular term, "Big Bird," is undoubtedly the most unexpected trending word or name that arose from the debates.

During Wednesday night's event, the words "Big Bird" were posted to Facebook more times than "taxes," "Jim Lehrer," "Obamacare," "insurance," "Medicare" or "education."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Facebook • Mitt Romney
September 29th, 2012
10:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Surprising political trend on Facebook

(CNN) - On Facebook, Mitt Romney is the most talked about candidate in the U.S. except in swing states. CNN's Mark Preston reports.

For more raw data on who is talking about the candidates on Facebook, go to CNN's Facebook Election Insights.


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Romney’s ‘47%’ comments gain more Facebook buzz than his RNC speech
September 19th, 2012
01:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney’s ‘47%’ comments gain more Facebook buzz than his RNC speech

(CNN) - The secretly recorded and recently released clips of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are gaining more momentum on Facebook than Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

According to Facebook data provided to CNN, Mitt Romney’s remarks that some 47% of voters would not support him because of their government dependence ranked a 5.1 on the Facebook “Talk Meter” scale on Monday, which assigns a number to a person or event's magnitude on a 1-10 scale.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook
Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook
September 7th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook

Washington (CNN) - Politics beat out pop culture Thursday night on Facebook. President Barack Obama was mentioned more times overall than MTV's Video Music Awards show, which aired the same evening as the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

It wasn't just Obama who was discussed more than the VMA's, former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney were all discussed more than stars of Thursday night's music awards like One Direction and Lil Wayne. Vice President Joe Biden didn't get as many mentions as those pop stars, but he did surpass Taylor Swift and rapper Frank Ocean in overall mentions.
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On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game
September 6th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game

(CNN) – President Clinton took the ball and ran with it last night, and Facebook has the numbers to prove it.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants in last night's NFL season opener, it was the former president who garnered the most attention on Facebook. According to data provided to CNN from Facebook, Bill Clinton got more mentions on the site than the terms "Cowboys," "Giants," "football," and "Romo," the Cowboy's starting quarterback.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Democratic National Convention • Facebook
RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows
September 1st, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC nets higher buzz factor than Hurricane Isaac, Facebook 'Talk Meter' shows

(CNN) - While Republicans gathered in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, and Hurricane Isaac approached the Gulf Coast, more users of Facebook were talking about the Republican National Convention than the storm, according to data compiled by the Facebook "Talk Meter."

RNC social sharing was more significant in Washington, D.C., than in any other state, although Florida, which hosted the convention, placed second in a list of buzz by geography. The data provided by Facebook did not specify the timeframe for this buzz, but the Republican convention opened on Monday and concluded with Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday evening.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Republican National Convention
Romney gaining buzz among women on Facebook
This screengrab from late Tuesday night shows that Mitt Romney is being discussed more than President Obama among women in nearly every state.
August 29th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney gaining buzz among women on Facebook

(CNN) – After the first full day of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney is dominating the political conversation among women on Facebook.

The Facebook CNN Election Insights tool, which measures the number of people on Facebook talking about the candidates, shows women talking about Mitt Romney more than Barack Obama in every state except Colorado and Iowa, the two states where Obama campaigned on Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
August 27th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
2 years ago

On Facebook, campaigns show the power of a post

(CNN) - With half the United States sharing what they’re doing, their photos and their opinions on Facebook, what’s being talked about on the site is a telling way of taking the nation’s political pulse.

CNN has teamed up with Facebook on a new resource that looks into how much the presidential and vice presidential candidates are being buzzed about.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook
CNN's social media guide to the conventions
August 27th, 2012
01:37 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN's social media guide to the conventions

(CNN) – The election of 2012 may well be the first truly social election in U.S. political history with voters' voices heard across the internet well before they enter the voting booth. As a result, the national conversation will play a bigger role than ever in the way news organizations such as CNN cover the story.

With the kick off this week of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida and next week's Democratic National Convention, CNN presents its social take on the conventions. Consider the following guide an open invitation to participate in the way we cover the events of the next two weeks and the entire general election season to follow.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Twitter
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