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The final #pagov debate: Emoji translation

Policy and politicking can get confusing, and let's face it, boring.


  1. You're probably wondering if we've totally lost our minds

  2. While Billy Penn hasn't yet officially launched its site, we know who we are and who we want to be. Yeah, we're aiming to be a mobile news platform for a better Philly. But our goals revolve around getting you interested in things that matter. Do you really want to hear gubernatorial candidates drone on about the pension system? Probably not. It's complicated, but it's important.
  3. It was time for something different.

  4. After each of the two previous gubernatorial debates between Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, we saw the same thing. A livestream, some live tweets and some recaps. During a Massachusetts debate, live tweeted the thing... using only Emojis. Brilliant. Here's what we came up with for the Pennsylvania edition.
  5. We're kind of still LOLing this morning, so let's keep this thing going. Tweet your thoughts to @billy_penn on the debate, the race or anything else #pagov using only Emoji 😜
  6. And remember: The general election is Nov. 4 -- there's tons of information here.