White House Announces First Twitter Town Hall With Obama
The White House has just announced via their official Twitter account that the first Twitter Town Hall with President Obama is starting today.
Twitter users are being asked to submit questions to the President from now until July 6th. Just tweet your questions “about the economy and jobs” with the hashtag #AskObama, and your question will have the chance to be answered.
When will the President answer these job questions? At a live webcast from the White House on July 6th at 2 p.m. EDT.
askObama.twitter.com has been created as the official site for the town hall. That’s where you can watch the live stream of the President answering the Twitter-posed questions next Wednesday.
The Town Hall has also developed its own Twitter account @townhall that will give users updates up until the Q&A goes down.
This isn’t the first time that the White House has organized with Twitter to promote discussion. Back in May, Obama gave a big speech on the situation in the Middle East. The White House held a follow-up chat to the speech live on Twitter. Reporters from NPR and Foreign Policy interviewed Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes based on user questions coming in on Twitter.