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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:10 AM

President Obama to 'hang out' in live video chat room

President Barack Obama plans to "hang out" in a video chat room next week to answer questions about his State of the Union address.

Google announced Monday that Obama will participate in a 45-minute live video chat room known as a "Hangout," part of the online search giant's social networking site Google Plus. The chat will take place Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, capping a week of social media engagement the White House is planning around the State of the Union speech.

Google Plus will solicit questions over the video sharing site YouTube, and users will then vote on their favorites. The president will answer some video questions, and will also chat directly with a group of the questioners.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/obama-to-hang-out-in-live-video-chat-room-20120123-1qdp4.html


from the White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/23/your-state-union-interview-president-obama

Your State of the Union Interview with President Obama
Posted by Kori Schulman on January 23, 2012 at 3:00 AM EST

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. He will lay out his vision for a nation where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held accountable for their actions. Starting immediately after the speech, the White House will be using social media and other online resources to answer questions from the American public and respond to your ideas about rebuilding America.

The President is committed to creating a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Thatís why President Obama and more than twenty-five members of his administration will be responding to your questions about the speech all week and talking about the issues that matter most to you (check out the full schedule here).

And, in the first completely-virtual interview from the White House, President Obama will answer questions that have been submitted by Americans from across the country via YouTube. The virtual event with the President will happen through Google+ Hangouts, a live multi-person video chat.

On Monday, January 30, the President will join a special Google+ Hangout from the West Wing. He'll be answering several of the most popular questions that have been submitted through YouTube, and some of the people who submitted questions will even be invited to join the President in the Hangout and take part in the live conversation.

Do you have a question for President Obama? Hereís how you can participate:

Starting today through January 28th, you can visit the White House YouTube channel to submit your questions and vote on your favorites.

Tomorrow, watch the State of the Union live at 9:00 p.m. EST on YouTube.com/whitehouse or on WhiteHouse.gov/sotu

The Google+ Hangout with President Obama culminates a full week of online engagement with the White House.

It also marks the first in a series of White House Hangouts that will cover a range of topics and issues.


Barack Obama Google + page: https://plus.google.com/110031535020051778989/posts

Follow the White House on Google+ for the latest on White House Hangouts:
https://plus.google.com/b/105479712798762608629/105479712798762608629/posts

White House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/whitehouse

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:24 AM

1. I almost want to sign up for google+ just so I can do this

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:36 AM

2. the discussions and comments there are pretty free-wheeling

Lots of critical remarks alongside of the positive and encouraging ones. Do it!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:15 AM

3. I tried the hangout thing once...

 

... and it was limited to 10 people.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:29 AM

4. How cool is that?

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:08 PM

5. Kick

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