The President is holding the first ever live online Townhall at the moment, streaming from whitehouse.gov.
One more filter falls, transparency edges further into the fore.
I have to leave for the airport so I’m not much use at the moment, but the first interesting thing I notice about the townhall?
It is faster on the Internet than television. CNN has a lag of a few seconds.
Now, this may not be much of an earth-shattering piece of information, but it is interesting to me that as of this moment it is simpler and more efffective to listen directly to the source than to take the filtered version offered by corporate media.
Just seems very interesting to me…
If any other editor wants to take over this Open Thread please do so. I’ll try to drop back in later.