We mentioned earlier this month that President Obama is taking full leverage of social media with plans to host an online town hall meeting from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Well, the time is here, and the meeting will start streaming live today at 1:45pm PDT or 4:45pm EDT. If you want to hear about his budget plans and join the discussion on the economy, then make sure to RSVP on the event page.
The event will be streamed on the White House's Facebook page with questions being selected from Facebook users that have signed up for the event. As of yesterday, over 25,000 people have RSVPed to take part in the virtual meeting. The actual meeting on location at Facebook headquarters with Mark Zuckerberg is not open to the public.
This will be Obama's second time leveraging Facebook, the first being in 2008 when the social platform was crucial to his recruiting of volunteers and raising funds for his presidential race. If you want to join in on the discussion on ways to reduce the $1.4 trillion US budget deficit, there is still time to sign up.
[via USA Today]