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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0 239

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the state-of-the-union-is-404 dept.
CWmike writes "The White House will be tapping Web 2.0 technology to reach out to Americans during and after the president's State of the Union address tonight. While President Barack Obama makes his annual address starting at 9 p.m. ET, the official White House Web site will have a live stream of the speech, along with charts and statistics to provide context and emphasize key points. 'We're putting the finishing touches on a new feature for WhiteHouse.gov that will offer an enhanced viewer experience for President Obama's State of the Union address,' wrote Macon Phillips, the White House director of new media, in a blog post. Immediately after the State of the Union address, the White House will host an Open for Questions event on Twitter. Several senior administration officials will be fielding questions submitted on the White House Facebook page, the White House Webform, or via Twitter using the #sotu hashtag and responding to @whitehouse. And on Wednesday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will take citizens' questions via Twitter before his post-State of the Union briefing. Anyone interested can follow @PressSec on Twitter to find out when Gibbs will take questions and post video responses. To submit a question for him, respond to @PressSec using the hashtag #1Q. At 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Obama will take questions live on YouTube."
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

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  • Re:Early Copy (Score:4, Informative)

    by 99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @06:24PM (#35000458)

    You have to be joking. Given the way the Democrats have been attacking Republican Paul Ryan the last day or so? They are not civil, it's once again do as I say, not as I do.

    Attacking someone's position is not the same as attacking a person.

    They have been saying he wants to get rid of Medicare and destroy Social Security and wants to see all the old people die on the streets.

    Citation please. I've seen numerous comments that he wants to privative SS, which many people think will destroy it and result in old people suffering and dying needlessly. I haven't seen anyone say he wants old people to suffer and die.

    No one has ever talked about getting rid of Medicare or Social Security.

    In 2010 Ryan did propose a "Roadmap for America" that included replacing Medicare and Medicaid with private vouchers with values that would slowly decrease as a way of weaning America off of what he called "the entitlement programs". I think maybe you need to do some research before you make assertions.

    So much for being civil, and so much for no violent rhetoric.

    Please do cite this "violent rhetoric" and "attacks" of which you speak, attacks on him, not his proposed plans.

    That is the real face of the Democratic party.

    I'm no supporter of the Democratic party, but I do watch the real news and I haven't seen what you're talking about. It takes about 30 seconds with Google to find evidence that Ryan did propose privatizing SS and eliminating Medicare/Medicaid. Maybe you should stop watching Fox news and try any other channel, or better yet look at a variety of sources.

  • Re:Early Copy (Score:2, Informative)

    by spun (1352) <loverevolutionary@yah o o .com> on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @06:49PM (#35000724) Journal

    Really? The Tea Party says Obama is a Muslim Kenyan terrorist and all liberals are traitors who should be shot. What do we say that is even 1/100th as crazy?

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