Biden tackles questions on Yahoo! Answers; Obama takes to YouTube
Even though I said all the cool kids were hanging out over at Quora, two top politicians have completely disregarded my advice. Vice President Biden is headed over to Yahoo! Answers for some social media interaction, while President Obama will be sitting down for an interview with YouTube viewers.
Users on both sites have been submitting their most pressing questions about the State of the Union address. At Yahoo!, the editors will select the best ones, and the vice president will answer them at the end of the week. At YouTube, Obama will be on video at 2:30 p.m. ET to answer the questions.
On Yahoo!, the questions range from the personal ("Do you always agree with President Obama's decisions? If you do disagree, do you ever tell him & how does he react?" a user named "T-Money!" asks) to the inane ("Where are my car keys?"). As the Village Voice points out, Yahoo! Answers is not exactly known for its highbrow audience. But head over there before Friday if you want to raise the level of discourse.
At YouTube, the questions range from the legalization of marijuana to unemployment. Here's one example: