Hack the Debate


How many times have you been watching a political debate on TV and wanted to get your two cents in? With the rise or things like Twitter, of course, you can at least tell your friends what you're thinking. But for the September 26th debate, you'll be able to have your comments on screen with the debate itself.

Current TV and Twitter have teamed up to sponsor something called "Hack the Debate." Just tune into the debate on Current TV (channel 366 on DirecTV, 196 on Dish, 107 on Comcast, and 87 on MStar) and tweet away. Be sure to include the hash tag #current in your tweet and Current TV will broadcast as many tweets as possible on top of O and Mc in real time. This is a pretty cool mashup.

For those of you who haven't been following along, Current TV was co-founded by Al Gore to explore how TV can be enhanced and improved by the 'Net. I don't quite understand the meaning of it, but if you look at Current's management page, there are no "vice" presidents. Only presidents. Everyone's a president at Current.