Global television network Current TV has teamed up with Twitter for “Hack the Debate,”
a live broadcast of the debates this evening that will display
real-time Twitter comments from its audience on the screen. The
broadcast visualization and online streaming will be powered by Adobe
Flash, and the list of cable and satellite channels that carry Current
TV can be viewed here.
Twitter users can participate by simply adding “#current” at the end of their tweet.
We think this is a cool concept, and could be very informative or very funny–or, ideally, both–depending what tone the comments take.
Ryan Stewart has a story about Hack the Debate at ZDNet.
You can also watch the stream on CNET as part of the coverage by CBS News.
—Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer