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Obama to hold Twitter town hall

For the first time, the president will only answer questions submitted on Twitter.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The White House will host a Twitter town hall with President Barack Obama on July 6.

The president will answer questions submitted via Twitter, which limits messages to 140 characters. The town hall will focus on jobs and the economy, and a video feed of Obama's answers will be streamed online.

While Obama has taken questions submitted on social networking sites in previous town halls, including one hosted by Facebook, the White House says this is the first time the questions will come exclusively through Twitter.

Obama's presidential campaign said last week that Obama himself is starting to regularly tweet from the popular social media service. Tweets sent by the president using his Twitter account will be signed "-BO."