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A YouTube video of US President-elect Barack Obama's weekly radio address is seen on a computer screen in Chicago on November 22, 2008.
Over a quarter million users, in the past week, have posted or voted on questions they want answered by President Obama on the first-ever virtual interview to be streamed live today on the White House’s YouTube channel. At 2:30 p.m. PT in the Roosevelt Room, the president will connect with people face-to-face over a live Google+ Hangout, an internet video connection. Several participants will directly ask Obama top-rated questions live.
How important is it for the President of the United States to directly converse with Americans? How is internet technology impacting political representation in the U.S.?
Macon Philips, White House director of digital strategy