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Open is the Key Word

It is good to see the Obama Administration is moving forward on its pledge to open up the White House using the Web. The new Open for Questions site is well designed, easy to use and engaging. Let’s hope that this is really the start of a new kind of national conversation.

The White House dubs this a “community-moderated online town hall.” You submit questions and vote on others that you think are the most engaging. On Thursday, President Obama will answer some of the most voted on questions… and he’s going to do it live.

A nice little interactive touch, the site is keeping a running tally of the number of questions asked and votes cast, as of this writing, that tally stands at:

3,822 people have submitted 3,618 questions and cast 101,067 votes