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From the Archives: President Obama Hosts a Twitter Town Hall

One year ago today, the White House held our first-ever Tweet-up, hosted by the President.

One year ago today, July 6, 2011, President Obama participated in the first-ever Twitter Town Hall held at the White House. The event, which was moderated by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, was an opportunity for people across the Twitterverse to send questions directly to the President on topics that were important to them -- including health care, the economy, education, and even space exploration.

Watch as President Obama becomes the first President to "live tweet" from the East Room of the White House:

 You can see the full list of questions President Obama answered during the event here.

The White House uses Twitter to share breaking news, provide updates and engage with Americans across the country. Join the 2.95 million @whitehouse followers, and be sure to check out all of our official accounts below:

  • @Brundage44; Amy Brundage, Deputy Press Secretary
  • @ChrisLu44; Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary
  • @DavidAgnew44; David Agnew, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • @jearnest44; Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary
  • @jesseclee44; Jesse Lee, Director of Progressive Media and Online Response
  • @JonCarson44; Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement
  • @jsmith44; Jamie Smith, Deputy Press Secretary
  • @ks44; Kori Schulman, Director of Online Engagement, Office of Digital Strategy
  • @macon44; Macon Phillips, Director of the Office of Digital Strategy
  • @petesouza; Pete Souza, Director of the White House Photography Office
  • @pfeiffer44; Dan Pfeiffer, Director of Communications
  • @PressSec; Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
  • @vj44; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President