Town Hall on Twitter for President Obama

8 years 9 months 1 day ago Sunday, July 03 2011 Jul 3, 2011 Sunday, July 03, 2011 3:24:00 AM CDT July 03, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - He's already done YouTube and Facebook, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the president held a town hall with that other giant of social networking, Twitter.


What aides are calling Obama's first "Tweet-up" is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in the East Room, with the White House inviting questions for Obama about jobs and the economy.
And while those questions from Twitter users will be subject to the site's 140 character message limit, Obama's answers -- famously detailed and nuanced -- will not.


Obama has been a tech-savvy presidency from the start, with a huge expansion of the White House Web site and lots of outreach on social media. Some call Obama the first truly digital candidate. The questions will be selected by Jack Dorsey, who founded Twitter five years ago and claims some 200 million users.

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