Oct 15, 2004 – ( TheHostingNews.com ) XO Communications, Inc. today announced its small and medium sized business hosting brand, Concentric, has been selected by Zogby International and Decidia, Inc. as the web hosting partner behind a new online decision making tool called Presidential Guidester(TM) (http://www.presidentialguidester.com/). The Guidester tool assists users in determining the candidate which best represents their views, and is expected to generate significant traffic leading up to the elections.
“We are excited to be a part of bringing this timely and innovative online tool to fruition,” said Barbara Branaman, vice president and general manager of the XO hosting business unit. “Our patented architecture is designed to scale and adapt in real-time to demand fluctuations, making our hosting solution ideal for delivering a stable, reliable online experience for users.”
Web-based Presidential Guidester will allow users to rate economic, social and budgetary issues, along with the personal attributes of presidential candidates. It then scores the presidential candidates, using a percentage, to show voters which candidate best represents their point of view. The score is powered by Zogby’s polling data. Presidential Guidester will include viewpoints and information from various news organizations, political pundits and celebrities who are partnering with Decidia Inc. and Zogby International for this project.
“We are glad to have XO and their Concentric service on board for this important project, and selected them because of their technology, reputation, and the success we have had with them on other major projects,” said Joe Chin, president of Decidia Inc. Chin noted that the free tool can be easily included in any news, media, political or content-based website.