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Facebook 'poke' gets out the vote

A single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said on Wednesday.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Internet
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Social networks boosts election turnout

About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Review: Facebook snapshot doesn't capture dynamics

(AP) -- In my five years on Facebook, I've shared a lot of photos, links and other tidbits about my life. I've commented on what my friends share, and I've endorsed plenty of their posts by hitting the "like" button. I've ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Internet
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Facebook spawns ecosystem of startups

To get the true measure of what's often called "The Facebook Effect," look beyond the company. Generally ignored in the klieg lights focused on Facebook's IPO is a growing ecosystem of other startups that are using the social ...

dateMay 11, 2012 in Business
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