The White House recently hosted a “Stakeholder Meeting with Physicians” as part of a healthcare policy debate. What made this debate different was that the debate was broadcasted on Facebook allowing the social network users to contribute to the discussion in a chat room format.
CNN did this with Facebook on Inauguration Day back in January as well. The White House called this initiative citizen involvement. “An aide from the White House Office of Health Reform will also be keeping track of the chat and letting the participants in the meeting know what people are talking about,? stated The White House Blog.
The White House stated that there will be similar events like this broadcasted on Facebook in the future as well. Giving users the ability to be heard empowers them.