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Today on Context Florida: Picking our presidents, our half-right campaign, Time’s 100 Most Influential and online buying patterns

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Today on Context Florida: Now that Donald Trump is nearing the number of delegates necessary to assure him the Republican Party nomination and super delegates all but guarantee Hillary Clinton the Democratic nod, the 2016 presidential race is set. Are you excited about the choice? Steven Kurlander bets you are not. “Annoyed” is more like it. It’s a sure bet the next person you ask is not happy either. While many Americans are distressed about the choice, Kurlander says they also…

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Digital Holiday Guide helps candidates, campaigns stay on social media “nice list”

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With Hanukkah in full swing, and Christmas and New Year’s Eve not far behind, finding a spot on the holiday “nice list” is on the minds of most Floridians. Tallahassee-based Strategic Digital Services, Florida’s leading firm specializing in data for political campaigns and causes, launched its 2015 Holiday Guide — a social media blueprint to help Florida associations, candidates and elected officials have a happy, trouble-free holiday season. The guide offers a wealth of examples — many taken from national…

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Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

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Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called “Cyber Monday.” But now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it will rack up over $3 billion in sales. “It’s no longer about one day, but a season of digital deals,” said Matthew Shay, president of retail trade group The National Retail Federation. Online shopping…

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