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Letting the Audience Talk Back to the Candidates: What You Missed At Last Saturday's Presidential Debate [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 15 2011

As you settle in to watch tonight's episode of "Survivor: Republican Presidential Candidate Edition," which will be airing on Fox News at 9pm with the quaint-sounding title, "Iowa Debate," it's worth taking a look at one feature of last Saturday's episode of the series that didn't get much attention. That program, which was aired on ABC News, included an interactive real-time feedback feature produced by Yahoo News that -- for the first time, ever -- not only invited viewers to respond to the show while it was underway, but managed to push a smidgen of that audience feedback back into the live program, where it potentially could have influenced the conversation. That is, the people who used to be called the audience were actually given a chance to talk back to a television show, by the show itself. Read More

Presidential Debates 2.0: It's Not Too Late to Open Up the Process

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 14 2011

Next week, on September 22nd, Fox News is teaming up with Google/YouTube to present a different kind of presidential debate. Or is it? Read More

10Questions.com: Video Answers Can be Fun

BY Daniel Teweles | Wednesday, October 20 2010

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Jan Brewer finds her voice after, well... losing it: Now that candidates across the country have answered their constituents' crowdsourced questions via video on 10Questions, I've taken a ... Read More

10Questions.com: Now You Decide If They've Really Answered Your Questions

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 19 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum We're entering the final stretch of 10Questions.com, where the public gets to evaluate the answers posted by participating candidates and vote on whether they've ... Read More

10Questions.com and the Wisdom of Crowds

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 19 2010

10Questions.com is a project of Personal Democracy Forum. When a Georgia pediatrician felt that critical child health issues were missing from the gubernatorial debate in his state, he posed a question for the men hoping ... Read More

10Questions Update: Candidate Video Answers are Streaming In

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, October 15 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum You asked, and the candidates have answered. Video answers from 9 candidates are now live on 10Questions.com. So surf on over and check them out. Then vote. ... Read More

10Questions: New Candidate Confirmations and Videos!

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, October 11 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum With less than a month until to go until Election Day, campaigns across the country are busy enticing voters, and now, rounding up tech-savvy interns, new media ... Read More

10Questions: Phase 1's End; A Preliminary Analysis

BY Daniel Teweles | Monday, October 11 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum The first phase of 10Questions recently came to an end. Questions for candidates and votes on which questions the candidates should answer are no longer being ... Read More

Some candidates "don't have time" for constituent questions

BY Daniel Teweles | Friday, October 1 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum 10Questions is an experiment, and as such, different campaigns have different perceptions of the value added provided by directly answering questions submitted by and ... Read More

10Questions.com: A Questionnaire This Ain't

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 28 2010

10Questions is a project of Personal Democracy Forum As campaigns begin to get back to us about participating in the 10Questions project, I've noticed something: The idea of what we're doing is so new that some campaigns ... Read More