Hillary Asks, Yahoo! Answers

Loren Baker at SEJ posted about Hillary Clinton turning to Yahoo! Answers to do a little campaigning and get some feedback from users on health care:

Yahoo Answers

The “cynical” view of this is that this is smart, even shrewd campaigning. A more generous view is that she is truly tapping the “wisdom of crowds” for ideas that she might ultimately integrate into her platform.

If you go to the page and scroll to the answers, most people are making very thoughtful remarks and responses.

Politics is getting more interesting . . .

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8 Responses to “Hillary Asks, Yahoo! Answers”

  1. AhmedF Says:

    Fantastic idea. I thought Edwards announcing via web-video was interesting, but using Yahoo Answers to facilitate thought and discussion? I love it. (and umm – I would have thought of it as a fantastic idea from whatever political spectrum the person was on).

  2. Ross M Karchner Says:

    Anil Dash noticed an Answers post from the president of India: http://www.dashes.com/anil/2007/01/25/the_story_is_wh

  3. Hillary Clinton gets her Web 2.0 on » Mathew Ingram: mathewingram.com/work Says:

    [...] imagine other people are going to notice it and write about it other than Search Engine Journal, Greg Sterling of Screenwerk and me. Incidentally, as far as I can tell Ms. Clinton now holds the record for most [...]

  4. Hillary Clinton gets her Web 2.0 on | mathewingram.com Says:

    [...] imagine other people are going to notice it and write about it other than Search Engine Journal, Greg Sterling of Screenwerk and me. Incidentally, as far as I can tell Ms. Clinton now holds the record for most [...]

  5. Ross Notes » Links that happen to be on a Monday Says:

    [...] Hillary Clinton and Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam turn to Yahoo Answers. [...]

  6. Blog Ryan » Web 2.0 and the 2008 Presidential Elections Says:

    [...] campaign. Here is a look at some of what some of the other candidates are doing: Hilary Clinton is trying to harness the power of the masses by turning to Yahoo Answers to seek solutions to the nations health care. As of today [...]

  7. Hillary Clinton and Web 2.0 | Latent Semantic Indexing Says:

    [...] imagine other people are going to notice it and write about it other than Search Engine Journal, Greg Sterling of Screenwerk and me. Incidentally, as far as I can tell Ms. Clinton now holds the record for most [...]

  8. Friday Fatigue and Tidbits « Screenwerk Says:

    [...] like Hillary Clinton before him, John McCain taps Yahoo! Answers for the vox populi on stopping wasteful government [...]

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