Well folks, Election Day is finally here and YouTube has been on the ball with live coverage of everything from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to the debates. Tonight they’ll be on top of Election coverage as well, streaming the returns live and bringing you real-time updates via a live results map.
Election 2012 is heating up and as voters across the country voice their opinions on who they think should win the Presidential race, The Fine Brothers take a look at what a lesser-heard demographic thinks about Obama and Romney—kids! Over the weekend, ‘Kids React To Election 2012’ hit YouTube. The video features thirteen kids, aged 6 to 13, discussing everything from attack ads to the Electoral College, Obama Care, and the difference between Republicans and Democrats.
Last week President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the first Presidential debate. Tonight, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will go head-to-head in the first Vice Presidential debate and, for all you cord cutters out there, we’ve compiled a list of where you can stream the debate live on the web.
YouTube has positioned itself as a go-to source for everything 2012 Election with the YouTube Elections Hub, a one-stop shop for election news, and today they have announced the schedule for the upcoming live streams of the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
The Democratic National Convention has started out with a bang on social media, trumping the Republican National Convention…at least on Twitter. Corey Bergman of Lost Remote reports, “Twitter said that Michele Obama’s speech peaked at more tweets per minute (28,003) than Mitt Romney’s speech (14,239) by a big margin.”
Back in 2008, Obama revolutionized political campaigning by building a massive, loyal following on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Obama’s social media prowess was a major factor in his 2008 win, but is he still ahead of the curve in the social media game in 2012? A new infographic from Viralheat takes a look at which party runs social now.
The political world is revving up for the dirtiest election of all time and YouTube is proving to be one of the hottest battlegrounds, with close to 600,000 videos mentioning Obama or Romney already populating the video site. How many people are watching these videos? According to YouTube Trends, videos mentioning Obama or Romney top 2 billion views.
With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just around the corner, Election 2012 is really heating up and as Obama and Romney duke it out in television campaign commercials, their supporters are duking it out on YouTube.
Over the weekend Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate nominee from Missouri, explained his stance on abortion in the case of rape in a TV interview saying, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This week he’s eating his words, as Democrats and Republicans alike are attacking him on all social fronts from Twitter to Facebook and YouTube. Today, an apology video hit Akin’s YouTube channel…but comments have been disabled.
The 2012 Election season is starting to heat up and, just in time, Google has released some interesting statistics in infographic form that reveal, without a shadow of a doubt, that the way politicians need to campaign is changing. The last election proved that gone are the days where politicians can get by on TV ads, and Google asserts that, in the coming election, tablets, mobile devices and personal computers will play a bigger role than ever.