MySpace Launches A Site For The 2008 Presidential Debates

Posted Sep 17, 2008

News Corporation (NYSE:NWS.A) subsidiary has launched a new website to get teenagers talking about politics.  The new site is called  MyDebates will have live stream videos of the debates.  Users will also be able to submit questions for the October 7 Town Hall debate.  The Commission on Presidential Debates partnered with MySpace on this initiative.

“Our educational partnership with MySpace builds on the unique power of digital media to further engage voters on the issues and help ensure
their voices are heard in new and effective ways,” stated Janet Brown, Executive Director of the Presidential Debate Commission. “I’m confident that this is the best way for new media to intersect with the general election Presidential debates.”

MyDebates has an Issue Quiz that asks users how much do they care about taxes, social security, gun policies, free trade, abortion, environment, Iraq, immigration, the economy, health care, education, same-sex marriage, homeland security, and energy.  After answering questions, the quiz will suggest which candidate relates more to your views.  Users can add Flash badges on their MySpace profile or other websites depicting which candidate they favor. 

MyDebates will be live streaming the debates on 9/26, 10/2, 10/7, and 10/15 according to Ars Technica.