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The White House Joins Google+

The White House has gotten a little more social, creating its own Google+ page. The page will host “news from the blog, behind the scenes photos and videos, plus chances to participate” on a regular basis, as well as take advantage of Google+’s Hangout feature, allowing you to tune in to a live stream discussion with different White House officials.

Some Google+ users will occasionally be invited to participate in hangouts, allowing them the opportunity to discuss issues with policy makers directly rather than just tune into the discussion. You can check out the White House’s Google+ page here.

The page has only been live a few days, and already has a decent amount of videos and posts on it. As we inch closer and closer to election time, it will be interesting to see the types of posts and hangouts the White House makes available. President Obama has already scheduled a Hangout for January 30 (at a yet-to-be-determined time) on the service to discuss this State of the Union address. The 45-minute-long chat will involve questions submitted via YouTube, with users  voting for their favorites. The president will select some  some video questions to answer on Google+, and will also talk directly with a small group of people.

What sorts of things would you like to see on the White House’s Google+ page?


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Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...


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