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.
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
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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)