Voting

Facebook Users Vote on Policy Changes—Just Not That Many

On Monday Facebook opened up the polls for users to vote on proposed changes to its

Top 10 Commercials of the Week

This week, long-lost lovers got knocked off their feet by new appliances, Dewar's demonstrated that you needn't have a Y chromosome to enjoy a "drinking man's scotch," and smartphones went for a sugary swim. 

Top 10 Commercials of the Week


Vote Now So You Can Complain Later, Says Election Campaign

"If you don't vote, you can't complain," the old saying goes. But that's not a great foundation for an ad campaign about voting—it's the wrong way around. How about: "If you do vote, you can complain." That's more like it. Ad agency Third Street latches on to Americans' time-honored propensity to bitch endlessly about anything and everything in a new campaign called Real Complainers Vote—a nonpartisan initiative to get young people engaged in the political process. The centerpiece is the two-minute video below—a collaboration between Third Street, street artist Ray Noland and production company Foundation Content. It's narrated by improv comedian T.J. Miller. Also check out some posters after the jump. Then go vote, and complain all you want after the election. Or, you know, just leave the country. Credits below as well.

Fergie Leads Charge for Voter Registration in Music-Video PSA

Here are a couple of little-known factoids: 1) There's a day devoted to voter registration dubbed, appropriately enough, National Voter Registration Day. It's Sept. 25, which is Tuesday. And 2) 63 percent of unmarried women, people of color and young adults aren't registered to vote, even though they make up 53 percent of the eligible voting population.

Romney Will Announce Vice Presidential Pick via App

It would appear that the Mitt Romney campaign loves apps.With less than 100 days to go, Mitt Romney's digital team this morning announced an iPhone and Android app called "Mitt's vp" that will "enable push notifications to get the exciting [vp] news before the press and just about everyone else."