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Policy Discussions are Popular

February 26, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Whether you think the health care summit yesterday was a healthy discussion, or just more of the same rhetoric, there is evidence that the summit format, which allows for unscripted and spontaneous discussion, is just way more popular than other big political events: The White House says that over the course of the day the White House webcast of the summit served 3.9M streams and peaked at 60k concurrent viewers. By contrast the State of the Union webcast served 1.3M streams and peaked of 85k. ...

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Some Thoughts on the Summit

February 25, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

On the surface, today's health care summit didn't change much of anything. No bipartisan agreement was struck on how to move forward. But, on another level, there was something fresh and even historic about what happened. The summit brought with it some big developments on how the public can (and should) be interacting with national policy issues.

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