Yahoo News has launched “Ask America,” a new interactive and social website focused on the November 2010 elections.
The site asks Americans to share their opinions on issues playing a role in the midterm elections, including the economy, immigration, national security, energy and environment, culture and media, the courts, and the state of the union.
Ask America will be updated regularly with content that includes issues, polls, and related news articles by Yahoo News staff of journalists and partners, including the Associated Press, Reuters, Time, Politico, and the Huffington Post. Yahoo News editors will also analyze topics, trends, and stories that people are searching for on Yahoo Search, and then post related articles.
Ask America users will be able to:
*Select which issues interest them on a national and state level via an array of colored tiles arranged in a wheel-like pattern. The person can spin the issue wheel to select various tiles from the list, thus engaging with polls and other people on each issue.
*Leave comments supporting their choice or arguing against others’.
*Take opinion polls related to each issue, and see how other users feel about the issues.
*Share their comments and information about issues on various social networks.