Monster.Com and the White House: Your views on unemployment count

We’ve recently seen with the Midterm Elections 2010 how social media is being increasingly used in politics including how many news organizations offered coverage of the election through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Now it seems that the White House has once again recognized the impact of social media as news comes that it has teamed up with Monster.com to tackle the issue of unemployment in the U.S., according to a Brenna Ehrlich over on Mashable. The White House wants to gauge exactly what concerns people most about unemployment and the job market. Starting from today, Monday November 8 through to November 14, people on the Monster.com community can go to Monster’s Keep America Working Facebook page where questions about the current unemployment situation can be asked of the Obama administration.

Jobseekers can view their opinions or ask questions on the jobs crisis and the White House will be measuring the topics that get most response from people with “Likes.” These questions will then be answered with video tape responses that will be posted online.

It’s certainly an interesting idea and anything that can help decrease unemployment rates surely has to be applauded. For more on this go to mashable.com. What are your feelings on unemployment in the U.S. and what questions do you expect to be at the top of the agenda? We’re interested to hear from you so why not send in your comments.

  • thenorar

    I appreciate that the White House is actually going where the targeted audience is already, rather than expecting them to come to another gathering point.

    It is a good step toward showing their understanding of the new online social dynamics.