Facebook vs. President Obama (user poll)

July 8, 2011

President Obama attends a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters with CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto, April 20, 2011. (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS)

Your choice this week is between Facebook and President Obama. In case you missed it, here’s why these two rose above the fray:

Facebook: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised, last week, that he would make an “awesome” announcement about the social media giant. Speculation ran wild as to what could possibly warrant the adjective “awesome” for a platform that had already changed the game in social media so fundamentally that it has been valued higher than auction web giant eBay and search giant Yahoo.

On Wednesday, Zuckerberg, informally attired as is his custom, announced that Facebook would team with web video chat company Skype to offer a video chat feature on Facebook. Was it “awesome”? Perhaps. Was it innovative? That, we leave to you.

President Obama: Wednesday was a busy day in the world of social media, with President Obama hosting his first Twitter town hall. During the event, the president fielded questions from every-day average Tweeters, with a focus on jobs and the economy.

Obama started the event with the first live tweet, and then fielded the rest from a stool placed in front of a flat-screen. Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey moderated the questions, which were curated by seven individuals, chosen by Twitter staff. We gave our take as to whether the president was truly innovative on this score, and based on our entirely non-scientific user poll and as of the writing of this post, a slim majority of you found it to be a press conference by a different name.

But, when viewed in comparison with Facebook’s announcement, did Obama win out? The poll and the comments are all yours.

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