When Google launched it’s “Google Plus” – a social network – one of the key features was a “Hang Out”. A “Hang Out” is where users can interact and communicate with multiple friends and people in a video conference style setting.
Today at 5:30 ET, President Obama will be hosting a Google+ Hang Out town hall meeting. The President is keeping the trend of utilizing social media and connection to many younger voters with these interactive town hall meetings. in 2011, Mr. Obama held a Twitter Town Hall, Youtube Town Hall, and a Facebook Town Hall.
In the previous incarnations of these Social Media Town Hall event, the White House was criticized for using too much pre-screening and avoiding the tougher or more controversial issues.