Obama 'hangs out' with citizens on Google+
In an effort to enhance his 'people's leader' persona, US President Barack Obama appeared on Google+ Hangouts for the first virtual interaction with American citizens on issues ranging from unemployment to drone attacks.Updated: Jan 31, 2012 19:10 IST
In an effort to enhance his 'people's leader' persona, US President Barack Obama appeared on Google+ Hangouts for the first virtual interaction with American citizens on issues ranging from unemployment to drone attacks.
According to msnbc.com, viewers of the Hangout saw seven boxes at the bottom of the computer screen. One belonged to Grove, five to Americans who had been invited to participate, including a group of students from John F. Kennedy High School in Fremont, California and the final box to the President.
The President's 49 min chat on Google+ Hangout was moderated by Google+'s Steve Grove.
Along with expertly handling personal problems of the people, Obama answered a barrage of political and economical questions.
One of the most notable exchanges during the chat was when participant Jennifer Wedel of Texas, whose husband has had trouble finding permanent employment for the past three years, interrupted him. The President handed the situation calmly and asked the lady to "send me your husband's resume". He added that, "The word we're getting is somebody in that high tech field should be able to find something right away," reports msnbc.com.
First Published: Jan 31, 2012 16:32 IST