First-ever Twitter Town Hall

White House had its first Twitter Town Hall where President Obama answered questions submitted via Twitter.

President Obama answered a fraction of the 100,000 questions submitted on Twitter. He was able to cover the five top question topics – jobs, the budget, taxes, education and housing.

According to Twitter, 28 percent of questions submitted focused on jobs, 18 percent on the budget, 17 percent on taxes, 8 percent on education and 6 percent on housing.

Click here for a full transcript of President Obama’s answers at the Twitter Town Hall. For Obama’s answers condensed into 140-characters or less, check out the White House Twitter.

This is the first-ever for the White House. I wonder if our Philippine President will engage with Twitter users when there is a call for a twitter town hall. I once sent a concept paper on the town hall but it was not limited to Twitter. Social media tools like livestreaming, twitter, and other tools was suggested.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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