Foursquare on Election Day


Foursquare on Election Day 2010

When you combine politics and technology, nerds like me get excited. Today is Election Day in the U.S. and the folks at Foursquare have created a visual map of users’ check-ins at their polling place. While Foursquare users win another badge, the public (and campaigns) can watch voting unfold moment by moment with each vote cast.

For political campaigns running “Get out the vote” operations on Election Day, this is potentially a useful tool to track voting day trends. Though there doesn’t seem to be a huge level of participation, I imagine that campaigns can leverage this platform to engage the voters who always show up at the polls.

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One response to “Foursquare on Election Day

  1. Mashable is reporting, “Did Facebook Popularity Predict Election Results?” Facebook has found that the winners could be determined by who had more friends on Facebook. http://mashable.com/2010/11/03/facebook-election-results/

    Facebook and foursquare are trying to find the value in their communities. I enjoyed getting my “I Voted” foursquare badge along with my sticker yesterday.

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