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You can watch Obama's Google+ 'Hangout' Monday

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, right, listne. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner, right, listne. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)Saul Loeb / AP

President Barack Obama does his first Google+ "Hangout" Monday at 2:30 PT/5:30 ET, and while questions for the live-streamed interview are now closed — more than 228,000 people submitted questions — you can still watch it online.

Google+, the social network that's trying to take on Facebook, limits Hangout participants to 10, but you can still watch and listen to the "Post-State of the Union conversation" on both the White House's Google+ page and on its YouTube channel. There's also the White House's regular website for watching the session, expected to go for 45 minutes.

Several just-regular folks will be among the 10 participants. The presidential digital town hall may be the first for Google's social network, but not for others. The president has also done similar events on Facebook and Twitter.

The questions were "submitted and ranked by the YouTube community and selected by Google," a Google spokeswoman said. (YouTube is also owned by Google.)

Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president, engineering, said on his own Google+ page that the "team is nervous tonight. A lot of unusual circumstances that make this broadcast even more challenging. (You just don't walk into the West Wing of the The White House and set up computer equipment!)"

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