Friday 26 September 2008
Election News: Warming Up For the Debate
As anticipation builds for the Presidential Debate, the internet is responding in new and diverting ways. Leading the pack is the C-Span Debate Hub - your one-stop shop for Presidential Debates. If you're awake for the debate at 2am it should provide you with live-streaming (though whether copyright issues preclude it working in the UK is another matter). But beyond that, it's got some clever whistles and bells. When things get going it will put together a timeline of the debate, including transcripts and video. It's aggregating twitter and blog feeds that reference the debate, and it's also going to have a cloud of the debate's keywords as they emerge. Neat stuff. Still want more? Then you might want to check out Slate's debate guide, and the nicely specific Presidential Debate Blog.