It’s election day in the U.S.A., and I’ve spent my morning doing what any good, patriotic, dorky journalist does on a day like today: I’ve been playing around with election-related search terms online. Here’s what I found when I used Topsy to compare the number of times Twitter users tweeted “I voted for Obama” or “I voted for Romney” so far this morning:
Does this suggest Obama is winning the popular vote? Probably not. This graph isn’t that surprising, given the fact that a Social Habit report found only 22% of Twitter users consider themselves to be Republicans, while 40% of Twitter users self-identify as Democrats.
Plus, here’s what I found when I compared ‘I hate Obama” with “I hate Romney”:
Meanwhile, Facebook has posted a live voting map which represents “people on Facebook who clicked an Election Day prompt to share with their friends that they’re voting in the 2012 US election”: