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Facebook, Yahoo NH Debate Roles Leave Us Wanting More

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 11 2012

Before they fade further into the past, a quick note on last weekend's back-to-back presidential debates in New Hampshire and the role of online platforms therein. In case you've forgotten, I'm talking about the ABC News/Yahoo event Saturday night and the NBC/Facebook event Sunday morning. And neither made a dent, when it comes to using interactive media to involve the public in the debates. Read More

Behind in Polls, Gary Johnson Turns to Video-Chat 'Town Hall'

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, November 2 2011

Tonight at 8 p.m., former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson will host an online town hall he's billing as "the first-ever live, unmoderated online video town hall" with a presidential candidate. That's not entirely correct. ... Read More

A Tweet Experiment for All Involved: My First Hand Account of the White House Twitter Town Hall & Tweetup

BY Becky Kazansky | Thursday, July 7 2011

President Barack Obama and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey during a Twitter-hosted, town hall-style event Wednesday. Photo: Becky Kazansky / techPresident Yesterday I was at the White House to participate in the first ... Read More

How to Make Obama #AnswertheQuestion at the White House Twitter @Townhall

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, July 5 2011

Here's what to watch for during the "First Ever Twitter @Townhall at the White House," whose theme is supposed to be jobs and the economy: Will Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey manage to ask Obama more than 8 questions over the ... Read More

Obama's "Online Townhall" Forum: Transparency Theater?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 2 2009

During last year's election, candidate Barack Obama staked out an expansive position on the ways that technology and the internet could be harnessed to open up the political process to ordinary citizens. Read More