White House “Open for Questions”

The wrap up of Obama’s first online town hall meeting are now posted on the White house blog’s section “Open for Questions“. From the Blog:

92,937 people have submitted 103,978 questions and cast 1,782,650 votes

Here is the video in which he explains how he wants to use online town hall meetings as tools to increase citizen participation:
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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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