The New York Times held a live chat on college admissions on Facebook earlier this week.
Facebook seems like an unusual platform for a live chat because the comments string makes the conversation somewhat unwieldy. On the other hand, most people have an account and are used to commenting there.
The expert, Marie Bigham, director of college counseling at the Greenhill School in Addison, Tex., was quite diligent responding to question after question in the thread. There were 108 comments total, including Bigham’s responses.
Wonder if this would be a successful format for a local paper as well or if attracting a large enough audience to make the conversation interesting would prove challenging.