During the 'Live Town Hall Meeting on Facebook,' which was announced by the Whitehouse and Facebook, Obama will discuss US' economic status and take questions from the public. Obama is one of the prominent world leaders who use micro-blogging sites to connect with the public.
During his presidential campaigns, Obama used Twitter effectively to gain support form various sections of the society. Recently, Obama launched re-election campaigns via Facebook and YouTube.
Obama will appear Live along with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The White House started a dedicated Facebook page for the Apr 20 Live programme, where users can post "questions" to the President. Obama will answer to selected questions. Users can also submit a question via WhiteHouse.gov/facebooktownhall.
"President Obama will connect with Americans across the country to discuss the tough choices we must all make in order to put our economy on a more responsible fiscal path, while still investing in areas like innovation that will help our economy grow and make America more competitive," described the Facebook page. Take a look at "President Obama's facebook townhall" page.
Interestingly, Obama's plan to go live on Facebook was announced just two months after his wife and the First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama, banned Facebook access for their children.