Despite the promise that President Obama's first Facebook town hall would open a new level of two-way communication with his constituents, social-networking technology didn't add much to the conversation.
Obama answered just eight questions during Wednesday's hour-long session at Facebook's secondary headquarters building in Palo Alto, an event that was streamed on the Facebook Live video page.
But some of those questions came from Facebook employees who won a company lottery for the chance to sit in the live audience. That left hundreds of questions posted on the event's Facebook wall unanswered.
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