Well, Google has something to be proud of again as the White House is about to hold its first online town hall meeting using YouTube, Google App Engine and Google Moderator. Although this not the first time the Obama administration will be making use of online social tools for its activities, this online town hall meeting would certainly give YouTube a huge amount of site traffic. In addition, this would also give a not so famous Google product, the Google Moderator a much need attention.So if you visit the site Open for Questions which is hosted on the White House site, you’ll be greeted by a YouTube video showing Pres. Obama. Below that video is a summary of the number of citizens who have submitted questions as well as the how many have already voted for the questions which they think should be answered by Pres. Obama himself during the town hall meeting.
You can also view the questions which were already submitted. Once you click on the “View Questions” link, a new window will be displayed showing the questions submitted so far. It will also give you the link to submit your own questions.
All of these things were made possible by the said Google tools. And from the looks of things, the town hall meeting is bound for success if we are to judge it by the number of questions already submitted and the number of people who have voted for their chosen questions.
Google should pay Pres. Obama and his government for their biggest endorsement.
Originally posted on March 25, 2009 @ 9:40 am