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Presidential Debates - Live Blog

Join us in person for a live debate watch in SPEA Room 167 on Oct. 16th from 8:30-10:30.

Instructions for participation are located below the cover it live window.

IU Presidential Debates

Equipment needed to participate: Laptop, smart phone, twitter capable cell phone (text message tweeting), ipad or tablet.
*Make sure your devices are charged, we will have a few extension cords, but power is not necessarily guaranteed. The debate will last for an hour and a half.
**IU debate will have a 4-5 netbooks available for use.

Three major options for participating in the live blogging debate: They are listed in order of event preference and ease.

IU Debate Website:

    1) Go to http://www.iub.edu/~iudebate/presidentialdebates.shtml
    2) The page will not be live until 8:45 PM Easter on Wednesday Oct. 3rd. You can set up a reminder email if you would like one.
    3) Type in your name in the “Your Name” box. Full names are required. No user without a full name will be admitted into the discussion
    4) Any comments are then typed into the comment box below. Pressing enter = send.
    5) The moderator can delete extraneous posts and block users who are not participating up to the intended quality of the event.

Facebook:

  1. Log into facebook
  2. Search for IU Prez Debate Live Blog OR https://www.facebook.com/IuPrezDebateLiveBlog/app_310432762368131
  3. The page will not be live until 8:45 PM Easter on Wednesday Oct. 3rd. You can set up a reminder email if you would like one.

Twitter:

  1. If you do not already have an account go to twitter.com and sign up for a twitter handle.
  2. In account settings go to the “profile” tab, make sure your name is YOUR NAME. It will be the only way you participation can be tracked
  3.  The event will use the following hash tag: #iuprezdb8 . Every tweet that is sent out must use this hashtag otherwise your tweets will not be included.
  4. The page will not be live until 8:45 PM Easter on Wednesday Oct. 3rd. Any tweets before this time will be ignored
  5. Any instance of the use of this hash tag will automatically be added to the live blog discussion.
  6. The moderator can delete extraneous posts and block users who are not participating up to the events intended quality.
  7. Retweets are acceptable, and encouraged
  8. You can post attachments, images of polling data etc. to help

Content

  1. Users should feel free to include any discussion points they think is pertinent to the debate. Example: Is the question used by Lehrer well stated, clear, direct? Are the candidates responded well to the questions? How could they improve? What is your perception of the candidates ‘ ethos?
  2. Periodically the moderator will post a “Poll” that will ask a specific question about the debate.
  3. Users are encouraged to include links to online material (graphs, major think tank discussions, academic resources, key newspaper articles) to help backup one’s argument.
  4. Trolls will be strictly prohibited. Users should maintain quality discussion during the live broadcast and are encouraged to follow their own discretion in ignoring obvious inflammatory discourse.

 

 


Indiana University

Brian DeLong SPEA #323 1315 E. Tenth Street Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
Phone: (812) 856-7585

Last updated: 09 October 2012
Comments: brdelong@indiana.edu