President Obama To Answer Questions Via YouTube And TwitterBy: Mike Sachoff - January 23, 2011
YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to President Obama for an exclusive interview that will take place two days after the 2011 State of the Union Address.
The YouTube Blog offers details. “Go to youtube.com/askobama to submit your question now, or watch the speech on Tuesday night with your webcam or video camera nearby so that you can record and submit your question as soon as it strikes you.”
“This year, you’ll also be able to ask your question via Twitter: just include the hashtag #askobama in your tweet. And be sure to have your say in what should be asked by voting on questions submitted by others, too.”
President Obama’s answers to a selection of the top-voted questions will be streamed live from the White House on youtube.com/askobama at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday January 27.
Users have until Tuesday, January 25 at midnight ET to submit their question. YouTube said video questions are preferred but it will accept text. Video questions should be about 20 seconds and asked directly to the president.
The interview is the first in a series of world leaders in 2011 as part of YouTube World View. YouTube said within the month it will hold a similar interview with a prominent Republican leader.