Jan. 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM ET
If you've dreamed about asking President Obama a couple of questions — but the idea of being surrounded by Secret Service agents makes you cringe — then I've got great news for you. You can hang out with POTUS in a Google+ Hangout soon.
A note on the official YouTube blog explains that Obama will participate in a live-streamed interview on Jan. 30, a few days after the State of the Union address. This interview will be held in a Google+ Hangout and several individuals will be selected to join the video chat.
The reason these details were revealed on the official YouTube blog is because the way to gain admission to the Google+ Hangout is by submitting video and text questions to the official White House YouTube channel. Everyone will be invited to vote on their favorite questions and the folks who asked the top-voted ones will be invited to the Google+ Hangout.
Those who don't get to join the actual Hangout will still be able to watch everything live on WhiteHouse.gov, the White House Google+ page or the White House YouTube channel.
It's worth noting that this particular Google+ Hangout is the first of many. As Kori Schulman, the White House's deputy director of outreach for the office of digital strategy, explained on the White House blog on Friday, there will be regular "White House Hangouts" with administration officials.
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