LinkedIn Will Host Obama’s Next Town Hall

By Kenna McHugh 

It appears that President Barack Obama is testing all the social networking platforms available to help his campaign. The next platform is the ever so business-oriented LinkedIn. The social media platform is for selective and informative professionals, an ideal host for the president’s next town hall on Monday, September 26th to discuss job creation.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has even chimed in on his excitement to have Obama visit on the company’s platform to blog and talk. He’d like people to visit LinkedIn and submit questions now. He wrote the event “is an invitation from the White House to people from across the country for an open exchange on of our most pressing objectives as a nation: the creation of jobs and economic opportunity.”

President Obama has been making his rounds with social media. He visited Facebook headquarters this last April to discuss the economy. Then in June, the president hosted a virtual town hall using Twitter, a neighbor of Facebook in Silicon Valley.

The White House Twitter feed is one of the most widely followed Twitters with 2.4 million followers. It is obvious that the president’s administration has taken on social media as a means to reach constituents. WSJ says the administration is focusing on younger voters who stay away from traditional news sources such as newspapers and rely more heavily on social media.

I haven’t been able to locate the time the town hall meeting starts on Monday.  Still, there is plenty of time to submit your question or questions. According to the WSJ, the President will take questions from a live audience and from LinkedIn members who submit questions through a LinkedIn group, “Putting America Back to Work.”