Thursday, December 11, 2008

Have A Question For The President Elect?

Well, ask him. You can submit your own questions, and vote on others' questions you'd like to see answered (or not). From TPM

Here's how it works: Users get three options in voting on a question. They can vote in favor of a question being answered; they can vote against it being answered; or they can flag the question as inappropriate.

The Obama team is clearly exposing itself to a bit of a risk here. It could find itself choosing between answering an uncomfortable question and ducking one that the public is clamoring for an answer to. And if the state of the country fails to improve (or gets even worse) over the next few years, the public could also end up registering more and more negative questions.
And they've got a sense of humor about it, when voting on the question the checkmark button displays "Yes", the x button displays "No", and the skip question button displays "meh...". Who said government transparency couldn't be funny too?

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