Obama’s Twitter Town Hall a #Success
On Wednesday, President Obama made history when he hosted the first-ever Twitter Town Hall. From the East Room of the White House, the president answered questions from Twitter users via a live webcast. Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey moderated the discussion, posing questions displayed in real-time on a large screen. The first question asked what Obama would have done differently in his handling of the recession. Other questions focused on the economy, collective bargaining and higher education.
The event was held as a way for the White House to reach out directly to the American public. Though the president was fielding questions from the public, he also posted a question of his own from the White House Twitter account to start the event. The tweet read, "In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep? -bo" At the end of the discussion, Dorsey displayed some responses to the question on the large screen.
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