President Barack Obama will be answering questions on Wednesday during his first Twitter town hall meeting. The meeting is supposed to be focusing on economy and job related issues and queries.
All you people looking forward to seek answers from the president need not worry about Twitter's 140-character limit. Obama will be verbally answering questions from Twitter users.
Twitter users will have to use the hashtag #AskObama.
The questions coming from twitter users will be known as tweeps and one can expect the East Room town hall event to be like many others that the President has done before. The questions will be conveyed via new media technologies while the answers will be given with a microphone.
He's just answering the questions. He's not typing and tweeting, White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week, said a CNN report.
The event Tweetup is a new opportunity for the president to involve with Americans beyond the Beltway, said officials.
An audience of about 140 individuals will be featured.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter will be monitoring the expected flood streaming in through the official #AskObama hashtag.
Questions addressed during the town hall will be selected both in advance and in real-time during the event, Twitter said in a statement, according to the report.
Similar town hall at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and a YouTube town hall at the White House have been held by the President earlier.
Both events faced a lot of criticisms for ignoring the subject that drew the most number of queries: whether he supports legalizing marijuana.
The President tweeting himself is a rarity. But in recent times, the usage of social media and convey information directly to supporters has been widely used by the administration.