The White House asked to use Google's moderator program for President Obama's town hall meeting, which garnered huge participation numbers. Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering at Google, explains to Tim O'Reilly at the Web 2.0 Expo how people were able to not only ask questions, but to vote for the ones they most wanted to hear the president answer.
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