BuzzDash Inc.

January 24, 2008 15:40 ET

BuzzDash Launches College Media Partner Program: Getting the Pulse of the Nation or the Campus

Online Social Polling Provides Dynamic New Media Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - BuzzDash.com, a leading live polling forum, is launching a free college media partner program to enable college publications to create custom, branded polls for their own sites or for submission to BuzzDash's national polling forum. The program provides college media an easy way to gauge the pulse of the campus or the nation. College reporters can also share any of the 9,500 live polls running on www.BuzzDash.com.

BuzzDash provides the built-in ability for users to share and embed individual polls, called "buzzbites," across online college media, blogs and even personal web pages. Polls co-branded with the logo of the college paper can provide viral exposure for the publication, appearing wherever online readers choose to share them. Online polls generate discussion among readers, drawing traffic to college papers for social interaction and news sharing.

A leader in the emerging area of social polling, BuzzDash already serves as a valuable reference to print and online media. Top-tier publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Variety have used BuzzDash to explore issues ranging from "Should the U.S. aspire to spread democracy in the world?" to "Do you tip for takeout?"

"We all share an innate curiosity about how other people think -- whether about major news issues of the day or just our everyday life experiences," says David Gerken, founder & CEO of BuzzDash. "People also like the power to see and shape public debate. We'd like to work with student media to help drive that debate."

For more information on college media partnerships, please contact BuzzDash directly at submissions@buzzdash.com.

ABOUT BUZZDASH

Founded in September 2006, BuzzDash is a unique new community-driven website that provides a real-time dashboard of popular opinion on thousands of issues. Built upon individual polling modules called buzzbites™, BuzzDash provides a pulse of the nation on almost any topic -- from sports, movies and politics to relationships, philosophy and religion. With it, people can view, solicit and share opinions on any issue, as well as create buzzbites for posting to their personal websites, blogs or emails.

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