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  • 1. A new way to connect peoplewith politics.© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved.
  • 2. What if engaging with politics was as easy as using a slider? Did you agree? Slide here.© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 2
  • 3. What if you could see your impact on the debate?© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 3
  • 4. What if your friends could join in? Fire up political debate!© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 4
  • 5. Pinboard layout is already familiar to users. Optimized for mobile.© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 5
  • 6. Rate candidate videos. Cast a virtual vote. See poll results. 6© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Traditional voting applications match policy statements to voter opinions. But politics is personal, social – and in perpetual motion. Candidates’ views evolve over time. Video is most like meeting the candidate in person. The issues evolve too. Shadow Election keeps up with changing political realities.© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 7
  • 8. The election content we see online tends to reflect our established views – – and the views of people in our social networks. 8© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved.
  • 9. It is the same on all sides – – much like being inside a bubble. 9© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Shadow Election sources content from all sides of the debate. We encourage users to suggest content. Or even submit their own!© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 10
  • 11. Content is Afghanistan organized drones Al Qaeda with crowd tar sands fracking input. gas prices Seven key gay marriage One Nation Under God categories. education vouchers student loans Users add tags of their own. McJobs the 99% investment banks guns personhood With tagging, lobbying new issues emerge Obamacare alongside new Medicaid content.© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved. 11
  • 12. Debate on Facebook. See the big pictureon Shadow Election’s infographics. Facebook friends can see Other users’ opinions are each others’ ratings and visible, but anonymized.Users debate content within votes on Shadow Election.their social networks. I agree. I’m not sure. My ratings. My vote. Our ratings. What do you think? Our votes. 12
  • 13. Thank you. We hope to keep in touch! 13© 2012 by Shadow Election USA. All rights reserved.