While I’ve spent most of my career in the corporate world, creating applications that live behind corporate firewalls, every once in a while I’ve had the opportunity to build something accessible to the public. One of those times resulted in a website called x-voter.com.
The site itself is still available, however a WordPress blog resides there now, rather than the app I built. The purpose of X-Voter.com was to be a social site for “issue-based politics.” Here’s a snippet from the About Us page:
We decided that it would be great if we could use the internet to:
- Decide on the issues most important to us,
- Learn both the facts and all of the opinions on the issues,
- Discuss our opinions with each other,
- Come to some sort of consensus, including minority views, and
- Get that consensus to our congressmen, senators and even the President!
The site included the following functionality:
- User Registration
- Subscription-based access to specific content
- RSS Feeds
- Homegrown CMS Backend
In the next post I will cover the technology behind the original X-Voter.com website.