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Are iPhone users more likely to vote for Barack Obama? Are Democrats or Republican more likely to splurge on gadgets? With information provided by Protect Your Bubble, the infographic below shows what mobile devices can reveal about political tendencies.
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"YouTube is taking a small step to help with the national voter registration drive, in the hopes that they can “make voting go viral.” 

+1 for +YouTube! +Nat. Voter Registration Day 
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What if the most effective way to increase voter turnout was also the easiest?

The UCSD study suggests that the social sharing aspect of Facebook may be responsible for a major boost in voter turnout in 2010.
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Missed +Gary Johnson's Reddit AMA? We got you covered.
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+Gary Johnson to participate in #Reddit AMA tomorrow, 12pm PST, 3pm EST.

What should the internet ask him?   #iamlibertarian  
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Trending: #Forward2012  on Twitter

31% of tweets with #Forward2012 mention Obama, 17% mention Clinton, 12% mention Romney, and 2.6% mention Bush. 
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Would you share your Voter Registration status on Facebook? #socialmedia #Facebook #925nvrd
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Have you checked out +Quartz? Here's what we think after this week's launch!
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Green Party Candidate +Jill Stein for President followed Johnson, participating in a Reddit AMA today. We covered it all, on IVN! 

Is Reddit becoming the next big campaign tool in the #Election2012?
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+The Associated Press's Evan Vucci makes the cut for this week's Social Spotlight on the Social Ballot for his coverage of both the #RNC2012  and #DNC2012  on Instagram! #aponthetrail

How have you seen Instagram being used this election? Are you a fan?
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Be careful what you retweet, a warning: 

#socialmedia  #socialslipup
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Have any speakers at the +DemConvention offered any solutions that appeal to you as an independent voter yet?
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Navigating the political world through the lens of social media.
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Welcome to Google+ Page for The Social Ballot, the Independent Voter Network’s social media blog. 

Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Apps, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Instagram – you name it! We’ll be covering all of it, and focusing on creative and innovative advancements in the social media world as it relates to politics. We’ll be following candidates, politicians, voters, and political organizations reporting on how they are adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the Internet.