Get your Twitter thumbs limbered up and your minds ready to communicate in 140 characters or less for the White House’s first-ever Twitter town hall, or “Tweetup,” on July 6. At 2 p.m. ET, Twitter co-founder and executive chairman Jack Dorsey will moderate a conversation between President Obama and the American public about the economy and jobs. The White House is accepting questions at the hashtag #AskObama. More details about the event can be found at http://askobama.twitter.com/.
Some of the questions will come from members of a live audience who follow @whitehouse or from those who sign up at whitehouse.gov/tweetup (registration closed July 1 at 5 p.m. ET). The White House says that it’s the first of many Tweetups to come, and future events will give five @whitehouse followers the opportunity to “attend events, engage with administration officials and share their ideas with other @whitehouse followers.”
Thanks, in part, to Obama, who used social networking media to promote his 2008 presidential campaign, tweeting has become standard operating procedure for politicians and others seeking elective office. The president is also personally writing some of his own tweets in his bid for re-election on @barackobama.
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