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Democrawikiyoutubia 2.8

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We're big fans of catchy titles around here. And nothing seems to inspire the catchy-cutesy sides of our brains like anything related to the World Wide Web. Especially when it's about the upcoming election. Election 2.0! The YouTube Prez! Democrawiki! (That sounds like a really cute speech impediment, no?) Attaching a 2.0 onto these topics isn't just for the (slightly outdated) cool-factor, it's a measure of how much the culture of the blogosphere (incidentally, I heard someone refer to it as the "biosphere" which is sort of correct — if hilarious. Discuss.) and social media has infiltrated every aspect of the election. CNN's YouTube Democratic debate (and check out this catchy title) is the most recent example of this, but not everybody thinks that it's entirely democratic. So ... what do you think? Is Web 2.0 making the election more or less democratic?