Castro had two journalists from the Express News and the Current as well as bloggers like me asking questions. My son likened it to a radio call in show, except that the question makers were within five feet.
DeBerry's weakness in her event was that she viewed her event as a campaign stump speech. Ryan Kelly, the chief analyst at Pear Analytics and one of DeBerry's social media strategist, did a good job of providing laptops for people to log onto Twitter and post observations. However, DeBerry should learn from Castro's approach and allow people to sit at a table to ask her questions.