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ABC News Wants To Gauge Emotional Responses in Realtime

on Friday, Apr. 26th

This is exactly what we needed: an app that lets people react emotionally to a newscast and let everybody know about it:

The idea, as conceived in a beta product called Social Soundtracker, allows users to stream a speech by, say, President Obama, sign in using Facebook, and register emotions by clicking on five emoticons — clap, boo, laugh, gasp, and aww — in the app.

ABC News is pushing this brilliant idea that will surely save the Republic by creating a feedback loop of instantaneous response so powerful that no politician will dare do anything untoward ever again.

No word if there will be a sarcastic eye-roll button added in future updates.

Image via The Hollywood Reporter

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