The last few days, I've spent time trying to get hubby and I ready to vote in the November election. We've had some problems with the election commission "not receiving" our address change from four years ago. Go figure! Anyway, I was on the phone several times yesterday and finally got it all squared away. We will not be able to vote in the primary but we are all set for the general election. I'm very relieved because we are actually excited about the election this year.
I'm online a lot, listening to candidates or reading about their various positions on things. I find it very interesting and I like to be well informed. ElectionQlips is a new site that allows people like you and me to leave comments in some pretty interesting ways. While watching videos of the candidates, we can add our own audio, text, or images. For example, if a candidate is talking about an issue that I believe strongly in, I can record myself, reflecting my own opinion, and it will be added so that people all over the world can hear it. If you look at the video above, you'll see those little blue bubbles. Those are viewer comments. I think this is a neat way to see that "our voices are heard" since we may introduce a different point that others may have failed to think about. I'm including the press release about the Web site so that you might better understand how it all works. Go check it out. If you're interested in politics at all, I think you'll like it. All they need to do is add some Ron Paul videos to the mix!
QlipMedia (http://www.qlipmedia.com) has just launched the public beta version of ElectionQlips (http://www.electionqlips.com), a new destination to discuss all that is Election 2008. Readers can share their comments with the community and leave comments on Presidential Election themed video posts using their recorded voice, free-hand drawing, and images to let everyone know what they think and how they feel about every point in the posted debates, ads, punditry and stump speeches.
As the nation’s attention increasingly focuses on the outcomes of the ongoing primary elections and the general election to follow this November, viewers of ElectionQlips can stayed tuned to all the exciting action, including voice and video comments of their fellow citizens. And anyone can bring their wit and wisdom to bear on the debate of the moment, commenting to their heart’s content with their own voice and images.
The blogosphere has always been about giving a voice to common ‘netizens’, while democratizing the dissemination of the news and opinion. But heretofore that voice has been confined to the two dimensional world of the written word. The broad appeal of video has added a third dimension, a layer of contextual relevancy just not possible with the written word alone. Blog commenting has been similarly constrained by the same technical barriers. ElectionQlips brings multimedia blogging full circle, giving blog commenters the ability to post live, multimedia comments right on the videos they’re viewing in their own voice, using their own doodles and images.
• 100+ million blogs in existence
• 1.5 million blog posts per day
• 1 blog with multimedia commenting capability
ElectionQlips users can take their election debate with them by sharing the link and embedding the player anywhere. On the video timeline, it’s easy to bring out all the facts with every detail of the debate through point-by-point analysis. The density of comments at every point let’s one see what’s hot and what’s not in every debate.
The goal of ElectionQlips is to make it possible for everyone to participate in any debate, discussion and controversy using their own voice. Commenting on blog posts is a common enough, ElectionQlips gives an edge over other contemporary election blogs, especially with respect to sharing your comments and opinions.
QlipMedia makes QlipBoard, a tool that combines videos and images with drawing, highlighting and adds your voice is the easiest way to talk about anything and turn any video into an instant discussion room. ElectionQlips is produced by QlipMedia, Inc. and designed by OuterJoin. For more information, visit www.qlipmedia.com