Did you vote today? I did. Other Cincinnatian’s voted as well, at least according to their Foursquare and Twitter updates. In fact, a quick Twitter search yields many examples of local voters who are using social media to inform others they voted. For example, Lizzy Frabell(Twitter.com/FrizzyLabell) posted the following message, “I voted! (@ Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Madeira Branch) http://4sq.com/cD1A2X”. Similarly, Brian Polark (Twitter.com/brianpolark) informed others that he was voting through Foursquare. His Twitter account, linked with Foursquare, displayed the following message: “I voted (@ cincinnati sports leagues office w/ @stephlhering) http://4sq.com/cteqUg”.
J. Long on Cincinnati.com writes about how Cincinnati voters use Foursquare in particular. He points out that Foursquare is asking users to “Check-In” at local voting locations. Users who enter the hashtag #IVoted in the shout out comment box are rewarded with an “I Voted” badge.
You can find out more information about Cincinnati voters using Foursquare to “Check-In” through an interactive map on http://elections.foursquare.com/.
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