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Google launches 2012 presidential election information hub

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2012 21:13 User comments (1)

Google launches 2012 presidential election information hub Google has launched its information hub for the upcoming 2012 presidential elections, the night before the Iowa Caucuses.
The site, which will have U.S. and Egyptian editions, is the first website Google has exclusively dedicated to elections. Elections have had their place as categories in other Google content pages, like "News," but they have never had a dedicated page.

Google says the information on the page, which will be posted on large screens at the Caucuses, will include a political calendar, news articles on the candidates and their issues, the YouTube politics channel "and a trends dashboard that shows search trends." Mashable also notes the page will show off Google news mentions and YouTube views for each candidate.

Concludes the search giant: "As Nov. 6, 2012, draws closer, the site will evolve into a robust election hub where citizens can watch, learn, discuss, participate and perhaps even make an impact on the digital campaign trail as it blazes forward to the election of the next President of the United States."

Additionally, during important events (like the Iowa Caucus), Google will have live hangouts on Google+ for journalists.

Check the page here: http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us

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12.1.2012 21:30

I know most will disagree with me, but I say bravo!!! I have been a member here since the DVD X Copy forum around 2000 and am not a newbie. We can discuss what info and links Google is providing and decide later if and how it's slanted. I need people to become informed on the candidates and to make an informed vote! The more ability for that to occur the better.

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