Published by Jeff Jarvis May 1st, 2007 Tags: debates, france, msnbc, nbcnews.
In France, socialist candidate Ségolène Royal just debated third-placed finisher and possible kingmaker Francois Bayrou on TV. Go to the networks' sites and they not only put up the video of the debate but they do so on a blog via a video sharing site -- the YouTube of France, DailyMotion -- so blogs like this can embed it, making it one of the top viral videos on the internet. here, Bayrou's blog here, where, at latest count, there were 1,350 comments, putting the debate -- and the network -- in the thick of the democratic discussion. MSNBC could learn a few lessons from the French.