Jan. 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM ET
Considering that President Obama is on just about every major social media service, it should come as no surprise that there is now a Google+ account for the White House as well.
Deputy director of outreach for the office of digital strategy — yowza, that's a long job title — Kori Schulman revealed this news on the White House blog on Friday.
"On day one, President Obama made clear that this Administration is committed to public engagement and participation," Schulman writes. "That’s why [this administration] launched the 'We the People' petitioning tool and why you can find the White House on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other places around the Web."
The newly created White House Google+ page will be used to share news from the official White House blog, behind the scenes photos, and videos, Schulman says. In addition, there will be regular "White House Hangouts" with administration officials. (Only some users will be invited to join these Hangouts, but everyone will be able to watch the entire events live on WhiteHouse.gov, the Google+ page or on the White House YouTube channel.)
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