New York: US President Barack Obama plans to "hang out" in a video chat room next week to answer questions about his State of the Union address.
Google announced on Monday that Obama will participate in a 45-minute live video chat room known as a "Hangout”, part of the online search giant`s social networking site Google Plus. The chat will take place on Monday afternoon, January 30, capping a week of social media engagement the White House is planning around the State of the Union speech.
Google Plus will solicit questions over the video sharing site YouTube, and users will then vote on their favourites. The President will answer some video questions, and will also chat directly with a group of the questioners.
Obama speaks to Congress and the nation on Tuesday.