International Users Lead Facebook Election Activity: On 10/6, 71.7M Mentions In US, 88.7M Abroad

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http://techcrunch.com – While it started in a Massachusetts dorm room, Facebook’s measure of presidential election mentions shows it’s become an international news discussion channel. There were 88.7 million election-related mentions outside the US, compared to 71.7 million state-side. “Vote” was the most popular word said on Facebook while to polls were open, while “Obama” took the top spot later in the day. Other key stats from Facebook’s study included that men were more likely than women to talk politics in the run-up to the election, but that evened out as the polls open (IT news)