No 140-character answers for Obama at Twitter town hall
July 5th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
3 years ago

No 140-character answers for Obama at Twitter town hall

Washington (CNN) - The Obama White House, which likes to consider itself pioneers in the realm of social media, will make history of sorts once again Wednesday when it hosts what's being called the first ever White House Twitter town hall.

But those who hope this president, known for his oft-lengthy responses to even the shortest of questions, is confined to Twitter's 140-character limit will be sorely disappointed. The president is merely answering questions selected from Twitter users, not responding on the social media site itself.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    This is the first President to use social media. I find it ironic how everyone on the right criticizes this President, yet they copy everything he does when it comes to campaigning.

    July 5, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Why does the term "tweet up" remind me of Palin?

    July 5, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. bill

    obama, the twittering Twit.

    July 5, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    As the "GOP WAR-CHEST GROWS" – it means a stronger, more unethical war against the middle-class and the working poor - all of whom pay taxes.

    July 5, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |