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Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Town Hall’

Drugs, Healthcare, China… Which Questions Were Ignored During Twitter’s #AskObama? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By most counts the first-ever White House Twitter Town Hall event on July 6 was a major success, both for Twitter and Barack Obama himself, with tens of thousands of questions sent to the President via the #AskObama hashtag.

To keep it relevant, Twitter created an algorithm that determined which questions were receiving the most retweets, favourites and replies, and so, while the President spoke for about an hour, he actually only answered 18 questions during the live broadcast. From a pool of 65,217.

So, here’s the question that really matters: which topics were left out?

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169,395 Tweets And 9 Million Followers For The President During #AskObama [REPORT]

Yesterday, President Barack Obama hosted a special and historic Town Hall on Twitter, answering questions submitted by Twitter users in the days leading up to the event.

The response was pretty incredible – tens of thousands of tweets were sent to the President using the #AskObama hashtag. Using specially-created algorithms that determined which tweets were receiving the most retweets, favourites and replies, 18 questions were selected in advance, and then read live by Twitter’s Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey, before being answered by the President, with @whitehouse summaries then retweeted by @townhall.

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Twitter Town Hall Today at 12pm ET

Democratic Members of Congress have embraced Twitter, it seems, as a way to connect with the people they represent. They will be participating in a Twitter Town Hall today, Thursday March 10th, at 12pm Eastern (9am Pacific) to answer questions about the budget and other financial issues.
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