Read the Room

Anna Gudnason, Rashida Kamal, S.J. Zhang

Read the Room allows a group of people to watch political debates and post their reactions to a sentiment meter for each candidate.


Read the Room allows guests at private debate-watching parties show their feelings about the debates candidates by upvoting and downvoting as they watch. Guests can vote whenever they feel moved to do so, meaning that the displayed sentiment is a sort of live “pulse” showing how the room is receiving the most recent words and actions of each candidate.


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