What Would You #AskObama?
By: Alyssa Sittig
Here’s a question you may never have thought to ponder: what would you tweet to the President of the United States?
Well, start brainstorming… Today at 11am PST, the White House and President Obama are hosting the first ever Twitter Town Hall on jobs and the economy. Using #AskObama, participants can submit questions via Twitter (so no rambling!) and watch the President’s answers streamed online in real-time.
Follow the conversation here: http://askobama.twitter.com
You can even follow President Obama’s staff Tweet Feed @BarackObama. And sometimes, the President even tweets for himself.
Obama’s first (and only) tweet:
“Being a father is sometimes my hardest but always my most rewarding job. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. –BO”
We commend you, President Obama, for yet again highlighting Government 2.0. But as you open up your administration to the Twitterverse, we hope you hear and respond to the hard 140 characters along with the easy ones.
Gov 2.0 is about more than making it easier for you to talk to us. It is best when it makes it possible for us to talk to you – hard questions and all.
Are you listening, San Francisco City Hall?