Yesterday, Google announced through its blog that three YouTube creators will host a live interview with President Obama in the East Room of the White House on Friday. The interview is scheduled to stream live on the White House YouTube channel at 8:15 pm WAT.
The YouTubers, Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen, and Adande Thorne, will ask him questions based on topics they have in mind and questions curated from their fans. Anyone who has questions for President Obama is encouraged to ask using the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama on social media.
Obama is delivering his last State of the Union address tonight and it will stream live on YouTube and Amazon Prime. After that, as he has done every year after his speech, he will take important questions from Americans through YouTube and Google.
Barack Obama has always had a fondness for social media. From his epic speeches and clapback videos to his hilarious session on Zach Galifiniakis’ Between the Ferns. He has used his social media savviness to pass across his messages to Americans and stay connected with them.
Case in point, he used his brief appearance on Between the Ferns to talk about his Obama Health Care Program and using humour, he explained the different ways Americans could sign up for it.
In November 2007, Obama said, “We’re going to have 21st century fireside chats where I’ll speak directly to the American people in a way that I think will enhance democracy and strengthen our government.”
Looking at a lot of the things he has done, it’s safe to say he kept his word. Even now, The White House owns a Snapchat account and there’s the possibility Obama is running it.
Barack Obama has kept himself connected to the American people through technology. For one, he opened up the doors of the White House to the public with Inside the White House using photos, text and videos. There are videos about Obama’s pens, the Cabinet, the Situation room and even beer brewing at the White House.