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Obama or Romney? Vote Today on Facebook!

Today the United States goes to the polls (the place where you vote) to elect our next president. You must be an American citizen (official member of a country) to vote, of course, but some people have been expressing their preferences (choices) for months now in other ways.

A recent article in Time Magazine reported that many people are “friending” and “unfriending” people they know on their Facebook account based on whether or not they agree with their choice for our next president. (To friend on Facebook means to include someone in a group that gets your updates or posts to your page.)

So if you find out (discover; learn) that someone says they’re going to vote for Obama, and you want Romney to win, you might decide not to friend him. Or, if he is already your “friend,” you may “unfriend” him (take him out of your group of friends).

It appears that a lot of “unfriending” isn’t always because a person disagrees with his friends, but because the “friends” are posting too many of their political opinions on their Facebook page. A recent study found that 20% of Facebook users had blocked (not allowed) or unfriended someone who was posting political material too frequently or too disagreeable (unpleasant; unkind).

Even if you can’t vote for the U.S. president today, at least you can friend someone who agrees with you.

~Jeff

Photo credit: Romney (Gage Skidmore), Obama (PD)

11 Responses to “Obama or Romney? Vote Today on Facebook!”

  1. Vito Says:

    Nice.

    But where is you, Jeff?
    I don’t want to vote for neither Obama nor Romney, I want you for a president! Hey, where is justice, guys?

    Too sad, too mournful, too unfair.

    But you are my sacred idol and my imaginary president forever. Your elocution is without equal, none of these brave candidates can lullaby a baby!

    Keep up your good work, Jeff, never give up.
    Have a sweet and pleasant week.

  2. Peter Says:

    Guys,
    In case you don’t know , today is the election day in U.S.
    It could be , as political pundits predicted, a very close Election.
    I mean , either of the candidates may edge out the other.
    I , for one , go for current president as I found him a very upstanding guy. 
    I like him and his general attitude towards the society at large.
    However, it is up to U.S. citizens that are left to make a stark choice about what the  future is gonna be.
    guys ,
    I personally believe , today’s election is not an election between two opponents leading two political parties , but it is an election between two different  philosophies rather visions. The visions that are polars opposite .
    It doesn’t matter who wins the election. All that matters is to answer one unsetteling question -thst is , could the winner take the country home?

    Yours 

    Peter 

  3. Rodrigo Batalha Says:

    Hello, I hope that america´s keep following on the right way (Obama´s way) and give him a second chance to keep fighting for this glorious land, it´s to early to think in change, 4 years it´s not enough timne to make changes the country hope for. Then, everyoe together, once again, lets go to the polls and sing down for obama. Go forth Obama!

  4. h3aL Says:

    For everybody who wants to know some details about the election: {Link removed – please see our no links policy: http://www.eslpod.com/eslpod_blog/2009/10/13/reminder-about-no-links-policy/}

    Just move your cursor above a state and you’ll get information such as: Obama 50%, Romney 49% – Source: 91% of precincts reporting (that means around 90% of the votes are already counted and made official.)
    These, for instance, are the current numbers for Florida. I, I must admit, were sure Romney would “take” that state.

    Keep an eye on the important swing states ;-). I recommend Ohio, Florida as mentioned above, North Carolina and Virginia.

    Yours,
    h3aL

  5. Peter Says:

    Mr.Barack Obama swept the battle ground states

    Obama was reelected as the President of the United States.he won the mid States like Virginia ,Lowa ,Ohaio , ….. ,along with a narrow advantage in Florida.

    I personally ,want to take a moment and applaud Mr. President for his re-election. i wish him success in the challenges he is facing in the second term of his office.

    Be well and Prosper the United States of America

    Peter

  6. Myo ko ko Says:

    Jeff,
    Normally, I just don’t want to comment on political issues.
    It’s this politics that people ever argue over one another.
    It’s this subject that highly-educated people can never find some points in common.
    It’s this issue that we can define as the most controversial one in this world.

    The United States is worldwide-known as the land of freedom, as the land of opportunity.
    In such a land, there exist mainly two political parties, Liberal and Conservative.
    One interesting point here is that either of these two main groups holds the office for some sustainable time.
    I mean one group wins the office for this term or maybe also for next consecutive term.
    But then for next terms of that , people in the US of A will begin to assume that they (the party that won) didn’t live up to the words they aired on the stages. This happens to not just two parties in the U.S. but to every political parties in every country.

    Thanks Jeff for your today’s post.

  7. Dan Says:

    Hello everyone.

    Just one little thought; funny thing it that after one year of electoral campaign, political debates and Billions spent everything seem to be like before.
    Nothing has been changed. Obama is still the President they have the Senate and GOP has the House.
    Am I wrong?

    I used to have a Facebook account. I have eliminated it because I had no friends and I did not know what to do with it.

    Thanks.

  8. Fernanda Says:

    Hello, everybody!

    If I were an American citizen I would vote on Barack Obama with no doubt.
    I think Barack Obama can do many things to U.S.

    Congrats America for having a great person as a president!

    Hugs from Brazil!

  9. jorge jacobo Says:

    I don’t know! When they’re running for reelection, makes me think they have a better chance for winning. Maybe my comment it’s a little late as we just found out who the New President is :D . And about unfriending somebody, that’s crazy.

  10. Tania Says:

    Hi! It’s still autumn…

    “O hushed October morning mild,
    Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
    Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
    Should waste them all.”

    October by Robert Frost

  11. lyes Says:

    YES HE CAN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(obama) of course.