Facebook launches “I’m a Voter” tool for Scottish Independence

Scottish residents will probably notice something rather neat and interesting today on their phone devices when using Facebook.

Scottish residents will probably notice something rather neat and interesting today on their phone devices when using Facebook.

That’s right  – Facebook have launched “I’m a voter” button on people’s timelines to check whether have you voted for Scottish Independence. It also works with your friends too, and it’s optional, if you’re concerned you might be harassed well simply ignore it but if you’re up for a debate it’s probably best to use it.

Facebook’s data suggests that the referendum could still go either way, but shows the Yes Campaign with a slight lead, with 2.05 million interactions in Scotland over the 1.96 million interactions of the No Campaign.

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Perth Gazette’s Facebook Pages have also increased in outreach over this month due to the indyref talk – no surprise there – well, trending at least twice.

We have two social media managers at PG, and you’ve probably met one Louise Grant either at indyref talks or in Starbucks! she said: “Facebook has been really good recently and we have been taking advantage of Facebook’s tools. Using open graph meta tags, hashtags and insights we can improve our content by looking at these wonderful tools Facebook provide. And with the new media hub that Facebook recently launched it’s a good way to learn from others using the same platform in the media industry”

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PG normally receive around 50+ likes per week on average, last two weeks around 180 likes, that’s almost three times bigger than average. Facebook plays a huge part in Perth Gazette’s traffic and reach, leaving Google in second.

As we thought it would be appropriate to show you all of our channels, well, the list is below.

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