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The Iowa Caucus is complete, the Republican convention lies ahead, and we’re looking at 302 days until this year’s presidential election on November 6th. Who’s excited? The Smarter Upstarter is and I have some cool web tools to get you engaged in the 2012 horse race.
Tool number one: Votizen. This new site backed by Facebook and Twitter investors is a specialized social network for registered voters. Your voting history is automatically built when you create a profile, and from there you can endorse candidates and see where other members are leaning.
Tool number two: The WaPo @mentionmachine is a new web app built to measure Twitter and media mentions for each candidate. Ron Paul is killing Newt on the Twitter mentions.
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