Exciting news today for social media users in the US- The White House will host their first “Twitter Town Hall” with President Obama. Regardless of your politics, I see this as a great move by the President and his staff. Not only are they communicating and connecting with the people in a way that more and more people are embracing, they are helping build the legitimacy of social networking as a platform and tool.
You can follow the event today, or even ask the President a question about jobs or the economy, by using the hashtag #AskObama. He and his staff will answer the questions. If the answer has the initials “B.O.” included, you’ll know it’s the President actually answering the questions.
Be sure to check out askobama.twitter.com at 2:00 pm EDT today.