If you recall from the 2008 election, one of the multitude of reasons Barack Obama resonated so well with the younger crowd was his embracing of new media including Facebook and Twitter. Viral videos were made and sent directly to mediums that would reach younger crowds. Obviously this was not John McCain’s forte and because of that, and many, many other reasons, Obama sits in the White House today. Well he’s trying to bring some of that campaign magic back.
President Obama is holding a town hall meeting later this month called “Facebook Live” that will connect with a huge portion of Americans across the country. After the event was first tweeted by the White House, it was then posted on the White House’s Facebook page. This news hit the Internet just one day after Obama announced his plans to run for reelection via YouTube.
Obama will answer questions selected by Facebook that are posted on the Wall by Facebook users from around the country and world. The event will be streamed from Facebook’s headquarters in California, where the President is headed for the event. Mark Zuckerberg is slated to appear in the streamed video as well so that should be exciting. A real meeting of the minds.
The event takes place on April 20th so mark your calendars and RSVP here. President Obama is getting back in touch with the people who put him in office.