Monday, May 11, 2009
The White House will now take your questions
I wrote before how reading people's nice little comments on why they give $$$ to Wikipedia brings a smile to my face.
Here's another thing from the same vein - people who ask Obama questions on Open for Questions.
It may be a PR stunt, or simply the next way that social media (i.e. the internets) can create unprecedented levels of access.
To me, it's basically like writing Obama an old-fashioned letter, except that you get to see everyone else's letter as well. You can see the concerns that your fellow citizens have - here it mostly seems like crushing student loan debt and awful schools are amongst the biggest issues, although the fact that most of the posters are young is certainly a factor.
Posted by Jonathan Rubin