Tweeting for Tax Dollars

Have you tweeted the White House recently? The government hit twitter while debating the extension of a payroll tax cut recently. According to the Washington PostL

At about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, as Obama made a final push for the tax cut, Schulman’s team began asking the 2.6 million@WhiteHouse followers “What Does $40 Mean to You?”

By 5 p.m., #40dollars was trending worldwide, Schulman said, and the hashtag was generating about 6,000 tweets per hour. At the height of the push, received about 5,000 responses per hour to the question.

Did you answer their question? Do you think Social Media can help the White House  in terms of understanding the needs of the people?


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