The US State Department takes town halls to the world and Web

The United States Department of State is exploring social media through an upcoming international meeting.  A Digital Town Hall Meeting is part of the 5th Summit of the Americas .  According to Mashable,

Concerned and politically engaged individuals can use the new site to submit their questions to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who will be in attendance at the Summit. Users can create an account, or login with their Facebook (Facebook reviews) credentials, submit their questions, comments, and suggestions to Clinton before the 16th, and view content filmed during the three day event.

Plus, on April 17th, Clinton will host a live broadcast from the Dominican Republic to respond to inquiries from the audience and the previously submitted user-created questions. Content from the event will also appear on Facebook, MySpace (MySpace reviews), Ustream (ustream reviews), YouTube (YouTube reviews), and Twitter (Twitter reviews), but anyone can grab the embed code to stream the digital town hall live in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English from their own site.

Previous State Department posts: State blogging, the State wiki.

(thanks to Todd Bryant!)

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Posted on April 16, 2009 at 7:29 am by Bryan Alexander · Permalink
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