A new Web site called TellMrObama.com is about to flood the president’s email inbox, letting him know what people think about current issues in America.
TellMrObama.com is one of the latest projects of Bobalu Media, LLC, formed in June 2009 by Daniel Weixeldorfer and Andrew Moskowitz.
“The vision behind TellMrObama.com is to create a mega town hall in a worldwide environment. People can speak out, utilize their right to freedom of speech and be heard and once heard have other people express their opinions on the subject matter being discussed,” according to the TellMrObama.com Web site.
Users can register openly or anonymously for free, then begin posting on topics of their choice. The most recent thoughts on the site are about health care, Social Security and financing oil in Brazil.
Anyone can read the posts and vote to agree or disagree. Posts with an approval rating of 60 percent or higher and that have been online at least two weeks are forwarded directly to Obama’s email from TellMrObama.com.
People can also vote in multiple daily polls on the Web site. One of today’s polls asks whether voters want government-run health care. So far, there are eight votes for it and 23 against, with four readers undecided.
“It can now be argued that a niche social site can wield more power than any other medium currently in existence, and Bobalu’s deployment of TellMrObama.com is a leading example of how fast these sites seize market share,” Weixeldorfer said in a press release.
Weixeldorfer and Moskowitz will be launching seven more “Tell Mr.” sites during the rest of 2009, including tellmrsharpton.com, tellmrreed.com, tellmrfrank.com and tellmrbloomberg.com.