No stranger to embracing political discussion, MySpace has teamed up with NBC and MSNBC as part of the Decision ’08 initiative according to Caroline McCarthy. According to McCarthy, “it’s a competition to choose MySpace’s ‘citizen journalist’ correspondents at the major parties’ national conventions later this summer.”
Surprisingly absent from the political conversation? Facebook. While Facebook had their own presidential candidate debate in partnership with ABC earlier this year, there have been no announcements of any other political events taking place for the company. That’s not to say that’s nothing planned though given that the company has at least one employee based in D.C. to help get political events organized.
Entrants into the MySpace contest must answer “Why do you vote?” “Why are you the best person for this job?” and “How will you stand out in the crowd and get the scoop no one else can?” A group of judges which includes Tom Anderson of MySpace will choose the finalists. Getting to cover the national convention parties sounds like an awesome opportunity for one lucky MySpace user.
If you’d like to participate in the competition, go check out the Decision ’08 initiative on MySpace.