Open for Questions – Crowdsourcing at the White House

Open for Questions – Crowdsourcing at the White House

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Blue Sky Research on emerging issues and other research economies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
President Obama was looking for new ways to open up the White House to the American people, in order to get different perspectives from all over the country and enable people to participate. For this purpose, the White House implemented an interactive crowdsourcing platform called Open for questions. Every American was able to submit questions about the economy and what the government was doing to get the economy back on track. Other participants were able to vote on the questions and at the end of the project questions concerning the same issue were compiled and answered by president Obama.