Event to be broadcast live on LinkedIn and the White House website
After using microblogging service Twitter and social networking site Facebook to connect with people, US President Barack Obama has now selected social network for professionals, LinkedIn, to conduct a town hall meeting.
According to AP, the White House has said that Obama will be in the San Francisco Bay area city of Mountain View on Monday to take questions about jobs and the economy that are posted on LinkedIn.
The White House has started the process and has already begun accepting questions at its LinkedIn page, said the report.
The exact time of the meeting is not known, but the event will be broadcast live on LinkedIn and the White House’s website.
Earlier, Obama hosted town hall meetings through Facebook and Twitter.
In July, Obama became the first president to use Twitter as the platform to answer questions on economy and jobs asked by citizens across the country and world.
On 6 July, Obama posted his first "tweet" from the White House. He said, "I am going to make history here as the first president to live tweet."
The one-hour event was moderated by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey moderated the event.
Obama took questions on war, economy and jobs but answered verbally on a live webcast. His assistants summarised his lengthy answers and tweeted the replies.
Obama started using social media since 2007, when he used it in his campaign for the presidency.
In April this year, Obama launched his 2012 re-election campaign with social media as well with an exclusive website, and Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Obama hopes to use social media to start big discussions.
He had written on the website, "We’ll start by doing something unprecedented: coordinating millions of one-on-one conversations between supporters across every single state, reconnecting old friends, inspiring new ones to join the cause, and readying ourselves for next year’s fight."