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Yet Another Video Debate site

September 19th, 2007

Yahoo has launched a neat site that allows you to compare video responses of the Democratic candidates. Check it out here:

http://debates.news.yahoo.com/

Unlike the one I wrote about yesterday, this one is highly produced. Charlie Rose asks the traditional questions and Bill Maher challenges the candidates with nontraditional ones. You can make video playlists by selecting the issues and candidates you want to see.

I find it ironic that they called a “mashup.” It’s really nothing of the sort. It’s professionally produced programming, not an amateur hodgepodge put together from different sources. I like it, but I still like ExpertVoter.org better.

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  1. September 19th, 2007 at 21:18 | #1

    Thanks for the kind words! I must confess that Yahoo’s implementation is very nice, but until they include ALL the candidates, they certainly can’t call themselves impartial. And that sort of ‘old media’ manipulation of the process is EXACTLY the sort of thing we need to overcome.

    gary
    http://www.ExpertVoter.org

  2. September 20th, 2007 at 13:34 | #2

    Gary,

    I hope you saw the longer write up I gave you previously and this conversation that I started on e-thePeople.org about your service. You should see how positive most of the responses were to your efforts.

    Keep up the good work. And thank you for visiting here and commenting!

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