Thursday, October 16, 2008

Can the Net be more than TV with tweets?

A thought for a legitimate political mashup, if someone can do it:

Take last night's debate - toss the TV elements - i.e., the moderator, the stage, etc. Just have the voices of Obama and McCain in podcast form, searchable by question.

Then have text of each question come up, followed by the ability to click on answers from the two TV debaters, but also on answers from McKinney and Nader from the Demo Now expanded debate.

Invite other candidates to respond as well.

Obligatory Nader-hater deflector: I do understand the rancor that mention of Nader will inevitably provoke, particularly at this moment. But if the Net is to create something sort of new -- to add spectra to our monocultural televisic world -- something like this seems necessary. McKinney has some very sharp responses to the Mass Media "treatment" of Acorn and electoral malfeasance in the DN debate:
you know, I really don’t like the idea that the face of election fraud, given the past two presidential elections, is now a face of color and one of poor people. more.

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Blogger Zo said...

More than TV with Tweets?

Some of us are awfully demanding.

10/20/2008 2:32 AM  

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