Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New content to be added at Vote for Democracy.org












In a previous post I reported about a new site that sought to bring a new face to public opinion polling.

Vote for Democracy describes it self as a ...
"a brand new website promoting political partication throught online voting. We hope to allow users to shape the political debate by showing support for politicians and policies that they believe in. It is our feeling that online partication will also will translate to higher turnouts in the final elections and that that is good for the country."
I originally described this new project as a "new kind of public opinion poll. Now it  seems they want  to be true to their stated goal of fostering public debate about the issues by allowing their users to "create their own ballot issues.

When I first visited this site I had to register as a voter at Vote for Democracy so I am already a registered user. However when the first ballot appeared registration had been waived in order to "enhance participation". Can't say as I blame the creator of the site seeing as how this new experiment in social media has only ben around for four weeks now.

I am excited about the potential for this project and really want to be a part of helping it succeed.

So if you haven't already visited Vote for Democracy click here and hop on over and check it out!
I have participated in four different polls so far and -though participation is light-have enjoyed the experience.

P.S. to my Conservative friends democrats currently out number Republicans by a narrow margin. Don't miss out on a chance to be in on the ground floor of a place on the web that has the potential to be the next big thing!
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