Facebook, CNN Launch I’m Voting App

By David Cohen 

Facebook and CNN Wednesday officially launched the I’m Voting application, which they initially announced in early July.

I’m Voting, which was created by platform developer and digital marketing agency Tenthwave, enables Facebook users to commit to vote for and endorse specific candidates and issues, and their commitments will be displayed on their timelines, news feeds, and tickers.

The app is available in English and Spanish, and commitments will be visually displayed by U.S. state on an interactive map. It is available for both desktop and mobile devices.

In a note on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page announcing the debut of I’m Voting, the social network wrote:

Former Speaker of the House Tip O’ Neill used to say that all politics is local. Today all politics is social — and the 2012 campaign is shaping up to be most social in history. With that in mind, Facebook and CNN are thrilled to launch the I’m Voting app — an interactive and uniquely social tool that will make it even easier for the people who use Facebook to make their voices heard this election cycle.

With Election Day right around the corner, it’s time for everyone to get involved, understand the issues, and make a commitment to participate. We believe that the power of friends — the social dynamic that creates a societal impact — will result in a more involved citizenry that turns out on Election Day, informed about the most critical issues facing the nation.

Readers: Do you feel comfortable sharing your political views via Facebook?