June 24, 2008
Paltalk to Broadcast Live Show From Personal Democracy Forum 2008
NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over four million active members, will be broadcasting live from the Personal Democracy Forum, held today and tomorrow at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz, at Lincoln Center in New York.
Personal Democracy Forum 2008 is the premier gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the ways that technology and the internet are changing the face of politics. Slated to present keynote addresses at the event are:
-- Craig Newmark, CEO of Craigslist.org -- Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards
Gary Baumgarten, host of Paltalk's original News Talk Online, will be broadcasting live from the event from 5-6pm ET on Monday and Tuesday, and allowing members of the Paltalk community to interact with guests on his show.
"Paltalk is particularly well suited for the political landscape, in that we're connecting our users with politicians through video in real time, forming a virtual town hall environment. It's these capabilities that make partnering with the Personal Democracy Forum a natural fit," said Joel Smernoff, President and COO of Paltalk. "As the election gets closer, we will continue to feature as many political influencers as possible on our real-time video platform."
This announcement continues to build on the momentum that the company has generated within the political landscape over the past weeks and months. Paltalk has added many of today's influential political personalities to its guest list in recent weeks, including Jesse Ventura, Pat Buchanan and Mike Gravel. Using its socialcasting platform, which enables the online audience to engage in dialogue and interact one-on-one with the politicians through video, Paltalk offers users a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up close and personal with the political guests.
To view the shows, or for more information, visit http://www.paltalk.com/. About Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier real-time, video-based community bringing together traditional broadcasting media, social networking, user-generated content and video chat. With more than 4 million active users, Paltalk hosts the world's largest interactive video community, PaltalkScene, offering thousands of users the ability to watch and interact with online video programming, including serialized shows, live events, and user-generated content, as well as interact with each other through real-time voice, text and video chat.
Paltalk's diverse programming includes Paltalk original shows featuring celebrities, radio personalities and newsmakers such as the radio jocks Opie and Anthony and Diana Falzone. The company also broadcasts live interactive video chat events, such as musical performances and comedy variety shows. Paltalkers can interact with the featured hosts and performers in real-time as well as other members in the room. Recently, Paltalk hosted live broadcasts with famed musician Slash and world-renowned author Stephen King. Paltalk also offers its users the ability to create and share their own user-generated video content with each other and to the broader community.
About Personal Democracy Forum
The Personal Democracy Forum is the definitive event in the worlds of technology, politics, and government. The Personal Democracy Forum brings together over 1000 elected leaders, technologists, journalists, bloggers, campaign managers, congressional and NGO staffers, grass-roots activists, and government administrators for two intensive days of analysis and discussion of how new technologies are affecting our political system and creating opportunities for government reform.
The Personal Democracy Forum is a bipartisan event and in past years included such notable speakers as: Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Stanford University Professor Larry Lessig, New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman, and former Senator Bob Kerry among other notables.
CONTACT: Matt Rizzetta, or Todd Barrish, [email protected], both of DukasPublic Relations, +1-212-704-7385, for Paltalk
Web site: http://www.paltalk.com/