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Watching and socializing presidential debates

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- With more people turning to social media to express their views about the candidates, Twitter and Facebook will no doubt have a firestorm of comments tomorrow night.

From live streams on YouTube to raw feeds on Xbox LIVE, there are several venues where you can join the conversation as the presidential candidates square off in Denver.

More than 50 million people are expected to watch the televised debate.

University of South Florida Saint Petersburg professor Doctor Seth McKee told 10 News since social media tends to sway toward younger adults, President Obama may lure more young voters again this election.

"We have a new batch of young voters, people who are new to the election, first time voters, and Obama's going to do better among them, but the question is will he do as well as he did the last time?" Dr. McKee said.

By the way, what you say on social media could actually change opinions. If you have public accounts, especially on Twitter, your comments can be tracked in real time to determine the success of a statement or the debate overall. Kred.com can see what people are saying and turn that into data a campaign could use to shape their message.

Here are some key places you can check out online this election season: 

https://twitter.com/factcheckdotorg
https://www.facebook.com/factcheck

https://twitter.com/votesmart
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectVoteSmart

http://www.facebook.com/politifact

We invite you to tell us what you think as you watch the upcoming debates. Log on to our 10 News Facebook page or use the hashtag #Tweet10 on Twitter to join the conversation about the candidates.

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