Coming Up: 'Twitter Town Hall' @ The White House

Jul 6, 2011

It may not have the historical feel of the first time a president spoke on radio or TV, but there is something new happening this afternoon at the White House.

President Obama is answering questions, presumably from many regular folks, that have come in via Twitter. The event's supposed to get started at 2 p.m. ET.

The commander in chief, we understand, won't be typing in his answers and won't be limited to 140 characters. He'll be talking. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will be moderating. The New York Times' Media Decoder blog explains that "a handful of journalists from across the country" are helping choose the questions.

You can follow along on Twitter, of course. Use #AskObama and @townhall to see what's happening and to submit comments and questions.

Also, the White House is streaming the event. The video's going to be running here and here.

We'll update this post with highlights as they happen. Be sure to hit your "refresh" button to see our latest additions.

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