Lycos Cinema Teams With The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate To Help Engage and Inspire Informed Voting Nationwide

WALTHAM, Mass. and NEW YORK, New York- Oct. 28, 2008-Lycos, Inc. (, a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, today announced it has teamed with the Walden University Presidential Youth Debate to air a last look before Election Day on where the candidates stand on important issues facing young adults. Beginning today and running through Nov. 4, voters can view exclusive videos of Senators Obama and McCain answering questions young Americans chose as most important to them, including, for the first time in history, two questions submitted by 13-17 year-old "Future Voters" of America.

The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate ( features nearly 40 minutes of feedback from the candidates giving young Americans the answers they need to vote for the future they want. Five of the 14 questions were submitted from young Americans in states still considered to be battleground states. The debate also gives all voters their last pre-Election look at where the candidates stand on critical issues.

"Lycos Cinema is the perfect platform for The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate," said Anthony Tedesco, founder of The Presidential Youth Debates and Portable Heroes, the producers of the debate event. "The ease and aesthetics of Lycos Cinema are beyond other online venues, and we're amazed at how well Lycos Cinema builds community around programming in real time - exactly what we need to transform our exclusive candidate debate video into voter buzz and inspiration people can take right to the polls."

See The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate web site ( for more voter resources.

About Walden University and The Presidential Youth Debates

Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master's and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master's programs in engineering and IT and bachelor's programs in business administration, psychology, child development, and computer information systems. Walden University is a member of Laureate International Universities, a leading global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit

The Presidential Youth Debates have been produced by founder Anthony Tedesco with the participation of every President and major presidential candidate since 1996, and with the generous help of hundreds of America's largest companies and youth vote organizations, including Lycos, Apple, Borders, Harvard Institute of Politics, Comcast, Slashdot, AOL, Student PIRGs New Voters Project, Rock The Vote, United States Student Association, GenVote, About,, WWE's Smackdown Your Vote and Student Advantage.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.

Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.

Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions

Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.

Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.

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Date: 2008-10-28