Sunday, July 3, 2011

Twitter Town Hall Won’t Limit President Obama’s Answers - TIME NewsFeed

Twitter Town Hall Won’t Limit President Obama’s Answers - TIME NewsFeed

The askers will be beholden to Twitter's strict 140-character limit. But the commander-in-chief will be his usual loquacious self.

That's because Obama won't be typing his responses. The town hall, while touted as an online event, will be hosted just as any normal president does any normal town hall. The president will be in front of a camera in the East Room of the White House to answer the tweeted questions. Which means, for him, there will be no 140-character limits.

During the town hall event Obama will be joined by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who will help monitor the online conversation, driven by the hashtag #AskObama. At the July 6th Town Hall meeting, Dorsey will help Obama field questions streaming into the White House via the @TownHall Twitter feed. The president's answers will be webcast live online.

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