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Woman Fired After Obama Facebook Post: ‘I’m Not Racist’ (Los Angeles Times)
A California woman fired from her job at Coldstone Creamery after using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama on Facebook and writing “maybe he will get assassinated” said she is not a racist. “I’m not racist and I’m not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!” Denise Helms wrote on Facebook.

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Twitter logoTwitter Interest Drops Off for Final Presidential Debate (CNET)
During Monday’s showdown between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Twitter users sent 6.5 million tweets regarding the debate during the debate, the micro-blogging site said. That comes in well behind the 10.3 million tweets sent during the first presidential debate on Oct. 3 but close on the heels of the 7.2 million tweets sent during the Oct. 16 debate. Reuters Obama’s “horses and bayonets” comments provided the latest debate-related phrase to become popular on social media. The hashtag “horsesandbayonets” trended on Twitter, where the mock username @horsesandbayonettes was quickly born. Twitter Blog Twitter added several new sections to election.twitter.com on Monday. While the daily Twitter Political Index tracks the sentiment of tweets, Twitter’s enhanced dashboard shows the topics that are driving discussion, such as the economy, healthcare and immigration. Mashable With the serious topic of foreign policy on the agenda and no audience, the GIF opportunities might have seemed limited. Luckily, Tumblr and the rest of the Interwebz tapped into their finest GIFing talents to offer an animated summary of the evening’s political smack-down. SocialTimes Over the weekend, “Kids React To Election 2012″ hit YouTube. The video features 13 kids, aged 6 to 13, discussing everything from attack ads to the Electoral College, Obamacare and the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Read more

Binders Full Of Women: 10 YouTube Videos Inspired By Romney’s Debate Snafu

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If you watched the Presidential debate last night (or even if you didn’t), by now you are most surely aware of the new “Binders Full Of Women” meme that spawned from Romney’s answer to one audience member’s question about pay equality. In the spirit of spreading the binder meme love, we decided to compile a list of some of the best “Binders Full Of Women” videos to hit YouTube so far. Check ‘em out below and if you’ve seen one we missed, feel free to share it with us in the comments below!

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Debate Sparks #BindersFullofWomen Meme (NBC Chicago)
It was Katherine Fenton, the fourth undecided voter to raise a question at Tuesday night’s town hall-style presidential debate at New York’s Hofstra University, who provided the spark for the latest social media meme of the election season — Binders Full of Women. In response to Fenton’s query about what each candidate would do to rectify inequalities in the workplace, “specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn,” Gov. Mitt Romney recalled his success in increasing gender diversity in his Massachusetts cabinet. USA Today #BindersFullofWomen became a trending topic on Twitter, with a parade of Twitter users making fun of the comment. Also trending was #binders. The Twitter account @Romney’sbinder attracted more than 4,500 followers. Mashable Tweet-wise, the second presidential debate made less of an impact than its Denver predecessor. Throughout the 90-minute showdown, 7.2 million tweets were sent, compared with Denver’s 10.3 million. Twitter Blog Moments that led to the highest amounts of conversation on Twitter were: an audience question to Romney on immigration (109,560 tweets per minute); President Barack Obama’s comment to Romney: “You’re the last person to get tough on China” (108,619 tweets per minute); and Romney’s response to tax rates question (107,386 tweets per minute). The New York Times/The Caucus Social media services like Twitter are often hailed for their ability to rapidly deliver the latest news and opinions to users. But while the networks make a wealth of information available to anyone with a smartphone or a computer, users do not consider all sources of information on a level playing field. AllFacebook Facebook’s political action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like button more for Republicans than Democrats in 2012, as CNNMoney reported that GOP politicians raked in $140,000 from the social network through September, compared with $127,000 for Democrats. However, when it comes to individual Facebook employee contributions, Democrats took in $116,300, more than double the GOP haul of $53,700, according to CNNMoney. Read more

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PandoraPandora Shares How Much it Pays Artists (SocialTimes)
Pandora has revealed how much certain top artists are paid in royalties for licensing their music to the Internet radio service. More than 2,000 artists will each receive $10,000 over the next year, and 800-plus will get more than $50,000. The Next Web “For top earners like Coldplay, Adele, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Aldean and others Pandora is already paying over $1 million each. Drake and Lil Wayne are fast approaching a $3 million annual rate each,” says a blog post by Pandora Founder Tim Westergren. TechCrunch Westergren denied that his quest to reduce the per-song royalty rates that Pandora pays is fundamentally anti-artist. He said that lower fees would leave more resources to dedicate to building better services. CNET Right now, traditional radio broadcasters pay a lower rate to play songs, and the music industry wants terrestrial radio to pay a rate that is more in line with what Pandora pays. GigaOM One other interesting tidbit revealed by Westergren on Tuesday: The company is now streaming more hours of music each month that YouTube streams hours of video. Westergren reminded his audience that his company is forking over 55 percent of its entire revenue stream to Soundexchange, the collection agency that is in charge of compulsory licenses for performing musicians. Read more

How To Watch The Presidential Debates With Your Tablet Or Smartphone

Tonight Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first of three debates scheduled to take place in advance of the presidential election this November. There are a few different ways to watch the debates using your phone or tablet.

Google is making it easy to catch the action from your mobile device through the newly minted YouTube Election Hub. Using the YouTube app on your device, you can live stream the debates and watch commentary from YouTube partner channels which includes Univision, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, and Al Jazeera. (Remember iOS 6 users, you’ll need to download the new app since the update did away with the old one).

As we discussed on the Morning Media Menu today (press play below), CNN is also live streaming the debates and has even created  interactive elements for the debates. TVNewser explains: “Viewers will be able to stream the debates live on their computers, or on their iPhones and iPads, with clip and share video editing features. In other words, if one of the candidates says something controversial, users can clip it and share the video with friends instantly, right from the app.”

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Support for Admins: Pages Manager for Apple Updated, Feedback Panel Announced (AllFacebook)
Facebook announced two things Tuesday to aid page administrators: the newest version of Pages Manager for iOS devices is in the Apple App Store, and the site has launched a feedback panel so managers can share what works and what needs to be fixed. This newest version, 1.4, allows users to schedule posts to appear later and promote recent posts to reach larger audiences (provided that an ad or post was created on the computer). TechCrunch Facebook Tuesday began testing its own mobile ad network. Advertisers can pay to target users with ads for app stores or websites based on users’ Facebook data that appears while users are on other apps and mobile sites. The social network told TechCrunch that, similar to its first off-site ad placements on Zynga.com, the goal is to show Facebook users more relevant ads wherever they go, even outside the social network’s own properties. Bloomberg Businessweek By placing ads on third-party applications, Facebook follows competitors, including Google and Apple, in acting as a so-called ad network. The strategy would let it collect part of the revenue generated from mobile marketing and benefit from rising demand for ads that reach the growing number of people who download apps onto mobile devices. The Washington Post Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo today will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The lobbying shop, with four staff members and plans to hire more, has 14 members that include IAC, LinkedIn and Zynga. Mashable A Kentucky teen’s refusal to delete her Facebook account now has her eating her own words — or, rather, her own letters. Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after she posted an update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle while under the influence. Read more