by Meagan Dorsch
The buzz surrounding social media picked up during the 2008 Presidential election when candidates from both parties incorporated several Web 2.0 tools into their campaigns.
Now the Centers for Disease Control and the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are getting into the act with a Webcast to discuss the 2009 H1N1 Flu (or swine flu) with the American public. It will take place today at 1:00 EDT.
"At times like this, clear accurate information is one of the most powerful tools we have and we look forward to answering questions and speaking directly to the American people," said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a press release. "Our administration believes in using new methods to engage the American people and ensure they can speak directly to their public officials.This Webcast is an important part of that effort."