The White House has teamed with San Francisco-based Twitter to hold a first-ever executive office “Town Hall” using the microblogging service. The event will be held live on July 6th at 2pm EDT.
Participants are encouraged to tweet questions about the economy and jobs to President Obama by using the hashtag #AskObama. It’s made pretty clear at the website and in tweets from both Twitter and the White House that the focus of the discussion is the economy, so one could assume that tweeting questions about other issues may be moot.
Alex Howard has more details over at GovFresh, including that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will moderate the Town Hall, and that Twitter will select the questions. Twitter VP of communications Sean Garrett tweeted that the “there will be a fairly involved process on how [questions] are selected.”