"If you can't vote my way, vote anyway, but VOTE!", these are the famous words heard from Okefenokee Swamp resident and three-time presidential candidate, Pogo.
Do you plan to vote? Have the "debates" and the subsequent spin turned you off or does it get your blood boiling? As both parties and their PACs share their perspectives on the issues and the spin continues, it is time we get an agnostic look at the issues.
In the Romney/Obama debate of last week, The Economy; Education; Domestic Policy; Health Care and PBS took center stage. But is there a way to review the issues without the spin? My colleagues at Atigeo and I created a way to bring big data analysis of the social media feeds of the candidates and their respective party's content to the electorate. No spin and no sales - simply the issues and the most relevant contact on the issue - be they yours or those identified by the parties.
As the accompanying slide presentation shows, the topic of Health Care in the US tops all other issues with respect to content generation by the two camps. And it should come as no surprise to learn that the Obama campaign is producing content at twice the velocity of the Romney campaign across all of the social networks. What is of interest is that content on all the issues have been shared by both, even if the number of posts and tweets are not even-up, all issues are being covered.
Use it to educate yourself on the issues important to you and please do remember, as we wind down this election season, please make sure you vote, and if you need to register - you can find your state/territory registration page here: Voter Registration