January 22, 2011
Got a question for President Obama? Ask on YouTube
According to USA Today, President Obama will answer questions in a live streaming event on YouTube on January 27, two days after giving his State of The Union Address.
The State of the Union, as well as the GOP's response to the President's address, will also be live-streamed over YouTube. Questions for Obama can be submitted at youtube.com/askobama. The deadline for asking questions is midnight ET on January 25.
YouTube says video questions of about 20 seconds in length are preferred, with minimal background noise and camera shake. Creativity and interesting backdrops that help reinforce the messages behind the issues will help questioners stand out, YouTube says. The YouTube community can vote on which of the questions submitted by others should be selected.
Questions may also be submitted via Twitter, using the hashtag #askobama.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will be answering questions from the public on his Twitter feed, @PressSec, before the address.
The Obama interview will be the first in a series of streaming events with world leaders to be held this year on YouTube.
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