Thursday, November 04, 2010

Facebook Users Help Predict Republican Election-Night Victories - BusinessWeek

Sign of the times

Facebook members picked 74 percent of the winning candidates among 98 hotly contested House races, Facebook said today. In the Senate, more than 80 percent of candidates with more Facebook fans than opponents won their elections.

“The ability for social-media participation and activity to predict election results has been widely discussed over the past several months as political campaigns across the country turned to Facebook to communicate authentically with voters as well as organize supporters,” the company said on its site.

Facebook Users Help Predict Republican Election-Night Victories - BusinessWeek

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