Obama to Hold Google+ ‘Hangout’ After State of the Union Address

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U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after tweeting at his first ever Twitter Town Hall in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 6, 2011.

President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address tomorrow night at 9PM Eastern, which will be shown on major TV networks and streamed live online via YouTube.

And next Monday, January 30, the President will be fielding questions (pre-selected, of course) from average Joes “in the first completely-virtual interview from the White House.”

You can submit questions between now and January 28 at the White House YouTube channel and on Monday, the President will be participating in a Google+ Hangout. “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,” according to the White House Blog.

The White House officially joined the Google+ social network last Friday, and has already been relatively active with updates and video posts. The Google+ “Hangout” feature lets people hold 10-person video conferences with each other, while Google’s recently announced “Hangouts On Air” allows “public figures, celebrities and other Google+ users with large followings” to broadcast Hangouts live on YouTube as they’re taking place on Google+.

The event is being called Your Interview with President Obama, and will be live-streamed on YouTube at 5:30PM Eastern on Monday, January 30.

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