New PBS App Lets You Make Your Own Campaign Ad

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The final debate of the presidential campaign takes place later today.  But campaign ads will continue right up to election day --- both on the national and the local front.  And if you've ever thought about creating your own campaign ad, now there's an app for that.

PBS Newshour has launched a project called Ad Libs 2012.  It lets you pick quotes and photos from your own Facebook page, and plugs them into your own personalized ad --- either promoting or attacking yourself.

The app is a collaboration between Mozilla and Ocupop.  Matthew McVickar works on the Ocupop team based in Honolulu and was one of the web developers behind Ad Libs 2012.  While Hawaii continues to suffer from low voter turnout, McVickar hopes the app can help create a better-informed electorate.

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McVickar and his team are currently working on a version of their app, Ad Libs 2012, for people who aren't on Facebook. For more information, visit https://www.pbs.org/newshour/adlibs.

 

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)

The final debate of the presidential campaign takes place later today.
But campaign ads will continue right up to election day....both on the national and the local front.
And if you've ever thought about creating your own campaign ad, now there's an app for that.

PBS Newshour has launched a project called Ad Libs 2012.
It lets you pick quotes and photos from your own Facebook page....and plugs them into your own personalized ad---either promoting or attacking yourself.

The app is a collaboration between Mozilla (MUH – ZILLUH) and Ocupop (OCK– YOU – POP).

Matthew McVickar works on the Ocupop team based in Honolulu and was one of the web developers behind Ad Libs 2012.
While Hawaii continues to suffer from low voter turnout, McVickar hopes the app can help create a better-informed electorate.