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Map of the Day: Americans Go to the Polls, Via Facebook

Facebook users in the United States can click on a prompt to tell the world that they have voted. Facebook displays the realtime data.

At time of posting (about 10:45, Eastern Time) over 536,000 people had clicked the “I vote” link, but Facebook is registering over 80,000 clicks per minute so that number is skyrocketing. Aside from location-by-state, the other data that Facebook displays is gender and age of voters. Right now, it’s registering about one third more female voters than male voters. A plurality of Facebook voters are between the ages of 25 and 34. Check it out. 

I’d be curious to compare the Facebook voting day totals with actual voter turnout. I’m guessing it will be about 10-15%. What do you think?


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