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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Floop, the iPhone polling App, appears on ABC news in advance of Presidential Debates

Today on the ABC News show Topline they did an interview with Richard Schultz on the iPhone polling App, Floop. Why is a Politics show covering Floop? The answer is simple. There is a Presidential Debate in Las Vegas tonight, and what better way to participate in it than with Floop?



When I have watched debates in the past I viewed in disbelief after debates as the talking heads on television totally missed the boat on what just happened, and what was important. The next day is rarely better when the canned polling from people like Quinnipiac University release their polling results that cover topics that are either too broad or uninteresting. Now I do not need them. With Floop I can do my own polls, and see the results from real people in real time. Their opinions are given in both quantitative and textual feedback.

Now is the time for the people take back our government. We will do this by communicating directly with each other on social networks and cutting out the talking heads and spin doctors who tried to shape our opinions in the past. Thomas Jefferson said a little revolution every now and then is good for a democracy. Well a revolution had arrived. An election process truly driven by the people with social networks. Tools like Floop lead the way.

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