President Barack Obama, known for using technology and since his presidential campaign, will answer via live Webcast about the U.S. economy and jobs at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey will moderate a conversation between Obama and Twitterers across the country.
Twitter users can submit questions using the hashtag #AskObama.
Some questions will be taken up in advance and others will be grabbed real-time during the event, according to Twitter.
In a , executives at the microblogging service said a conversation about the U.S. economy fits right in with regular Twitter activity.
"On Twitter you can find real-time conversations and information about every subject imaginable from across the world, including robust debate about the economy," read the blog post. "In fact, a study announced today by Salesforce.com's Radian6 found that financial is one of the most frequent topics of political conversation on Twitter. Tomorrow's Town Hall is an invitation from the White House for anyone on Twitter to participate in an open exchange about the national and global economic issues facing the United States."