Obama to hold first Town Hall meeting on Twitter
Wednesday 06 July 2011
US President Barack Obama will conduct a Town Hall meeting on July 6 at 2 pm EST, responding to questions on a live-stream session via Twitter.
Obama has used social media previously, from announcing his run for office to answering questions submitted on YouTube last January, as well as holding an active Facebook account.
According to The White House in a tweet: "BREAKING: 1st Twitter @townhall w/ Pres Obama at the WH on 7/6 @ 2ET. #AskObama your Qs on the economy & jobs: askobama.twitter.com"
This first-ever Twitter Town Hall is intended to allow Obama to connect with communities through 140 characters with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey moderating the conversation.
The president wrote his first tweet on Father's Day and said he would personally tweet more often, signing with his initials.
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