The Obama Administration is previewing the Citizen Response tool it built so people can tell the White House what a particular section of the president’s Tuesday night State of the Union address means to them.
The interface highlights each sentence as the reader moves a cursor over the speech. If the reader clicks on a section a box pops up asking for his or her name, email address and a statement of 400 words or less about why that section matters. A note says the email will be used for “follow ups and general updates.”
Joseph Marks covers government technology issues, social media, Gov 2.0 and global Internet freedom for Nextgov. He previously reported on federal litigation and legal policy for Law360 and on local, state and regional issues for two Midwestern newspapers. He also interned for Congressional Quarterly’s Homeland Security section and the Associated Press’s Jerusalem Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown.