President Obama to hold town hall on Twitter

June 30, 2011

The President of the United States will be taking your questions about jobs and the economy on July 6 at 2 p.m. EDT over Twitter for what is being billed as the first Twitter town hall. Those interested in asking him a question can use the hashtag #AskObama and follow @townhall to hear his answers.

While we don't yet know how the president will choose which questions he answers or how long the tweeting session will last, check out Twitter's special page dedicated to the event for more information.

This isn't the first time the president and other politicians have reached out to constituents via interactive social media. President Obama has previously done a Facebook town hall and delivers weekly addresses via YouTube, and Republican presidential candidates will hold a debate on Twitter in late July. The president will even be issuing tweets himself occasionally on @BarackObama, signing his tweets with "-BO."

For more information on Twitter, check out our guide on how to get started, as well as a run down on some of the different apps you can use to help keep track of what happens on the social media service.


Post by Adam Holisky

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