San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — McCain and Obama have both touted their willingness to use the Internet to attract a new generation of voters, and Debate.com is offering them the opportunity to do just that. Debate.com, the first online debating community, has challenged the two candidates to a series of 3 online debates to include the following topics: ‘Domestic Oil Drilling,’ ‘The Role of the U.S. Military in Today’s World,’ and ‘Taxes and How to Boost the Economy.’
Debate.com, co-founder, Crystal Ferreira, says, “This is a unique opportunity for the two candidates to directly interact with voters via a new online tool that will allow them to debate the key issues with real time participation from the voters through comments and voting for the debate winner.”
Debate.com members are sending emails to the candidates directly from the website to show their enthusiasm for the presidential candidates to debate online, and WebCorp, LLC, owner of Debate.com has offered to donate all advertisement revenue generated from the candidates’ debates to The Fisher House Organization, an organization that supports America’s military families when in need.
About Debate.com: The concept of Debate.com was founded by husband and wife owners of WebCorp, LLC in the summer of 2007, out of their need to find out who really won the friendly debates they were constantly having at the dinner table. Debate.com is a membership-based online debating community designed to provide an easy and free system for members to intellectually challenge, debate and communicate with each other on the Web. Members create their own unique profiles which include photos, key interests and opinions and our technology provides a “ratio of disagreement” with the other members based on the information that each member provides, making it easy to select an opponent or build a group of friends. Members can challenge existing members or invite anyone to come and debate them on a topic of their choice selected from a wide range of categories including Politics, Sports, the Arts and Entertainment.
“The content of Debate.com is only limited to your imagination and the imagination of others,” states co-founder and site designer, Philip Ferreira. A formal debate is between two members, the instigator and contender; but every member can participate in the debate by posting comments and voting on the winner.
Debate.com launched its 3rd generation in August of 2008 which includes a laundry list of new features including new voting technology, debate and member ranking, photo albums, messaging, advanced searching, YouTube integration and a friend system. Debate.com is evolutionary in nature and will continue to add new features to encourage further education, discussion and communication among the members.