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Wired have a great round up of the tools being used (I’d imagine only a handful of many) to track and interact with the discussion around last night’s Presidential debate:

Current TV and Twitter have partnered to create “Hack The Debate.” Current will stream live tweets to its television broadcast of the debate. It will also stream the debate live online. The on-air tweets will be filtered to cut out cuss words. Tag your tweets with #Current, and they could be featured on TV. This should be interesting.

Twitter has launched its own Election 2008 section. You’ll find a torrent of commentary streaming online. Might be fun to check out on your iPhone or iTouch when you’re at a party and bored with the conversation.

C-Span has a meta-page that features blog and Twitter-round-ups, embeddable video clips, a debate timeline and live rolling transcript, and a word tree that will analyze the number of times a candidate uses a particular word (sound familiar?)

Free Press has launched a web page where you can rate the performances of the debate moderators, perhaps an inevitable development. If you can’t join ’em, rate ’em.

Javalava has a weird and interesting application called “Shout” in the iTunes store that lets you vent anonymously in chat rooms with people around the world. The app now has a US Elections room.

CNN has launched a page called “Debate the Debates,” where after you register and log in, you can chat with each other, as you watch the debate either on television or streamed online. Voters will also have the chance to interact with CNN’s correspondents online.

Why blog this? This is an interesting list of application of technology in a major political event, and shows that broadcasters are ready and able to apply new tools to allow social interaction with the content.

via [Wired]

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