There are already several active debate forums on the internet.
Members of these forums can post topics for debate, and also
and banter with others about several issues. The thing is, it's hard
have an opinion on everything.
Also, "On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog."
alluring part of using the world wide web.
What would be interesting would be an online debating chatroom
where users can assume another identity to argue with others.
someone logs onto this website, they can see the current question
topic that is being discussed. Then the users could choose from a
variety of fixed personas, each with their own personality and
Of course, only one person could use a persona at a time.
The user can then enter the chatroom and join the debate,
as if they were the fictional person that they've logged on as.
Possible personalities could be derived from archetypes and
Churchill the conservative
Locke the liberal
Socrates the philosopher
Yorick the buffoon