- Posted July 6, 2011 by
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Attending the First Presidential Twitter Town Hall
This afternoon, the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House featured Barack Obama answering questions from digital citizens across America. Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey interviewed the President using questions he hadn't seen before, some of them came in live.
Sitting across from the duo facing the President provided a view of Obama's face, and he has a dynamic personality. There were several questions he smiled or laughed at, and one from a person called "shnaps" that he struggled a little to hold his composure on.
The President had a little fun at Speaker of the House John Boehner's expense, who had a typo in a tweeted question. Obama also posted the first Presidential tweet in history, a very cool moment.
Afterwards, the President shook hands with those of us in the front row. As a long-term Washington resident, it has been a dream to visit the White House and meet a sitting U.S. President. To have that dream come true was simply amazing, a top moment in my life that I will remember forever.