Mitt Romney holds Google+ Hangout

Just as voters in Illinois are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the Republican primary today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is participating in a Google+ hangout.

Dubbing the event "Hang out with Mitt," the live-streaming discussion is being held on Romney's Google+ page and on YouTube.

According to Steve Grove, head of Community Partnerships with Google+, this is the first in a series of Hangouts that will include all of the GOP presidential hopefuls.

"In American politics, there's nothing quite so frantic or fast-paced as a presidential campaign," wrote Grove in a blog post. "Short campaign stops and relentless travel schedules can make it difficult for candidates to sit down with supporters and discuss the issues. Google+ Hangouts have made that a little bit easier, providing new ways for politicians, political organizations, advocates and campaigners to connect directly over video to share information online."

Google+ users can pose their questions by using the #AskMitt hash tag on the social network.

The Republicans aren't the first to come up with the idea.

In January, President Barack Obama participated in a Google+ Hangout, following his State of the Union address.

2014 ARN Women in ICT Awards - Nominate Now!: Nominations have opened for WIICTA 2014 and will stay open until October 22. But don't be late, be among the first in and NOMINATE NOW!!!

More about etworkGoogle

ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article

1 Comment

Sarah

1

Google + is a good way for politicians to connect with a different type of audience, perhaps unreachable with traditional media. It's also a sign of legitimacy for the new social network Google +. Having politicians like Mitt Romney use its hangout feature to connect with voters shows that there is some real weight to Google+.

Sarah
Mosaic Technology
http://www.mosaictec.com

Comments are now closed

 

Latest News

05:04PM
Fujitsu opens new Oceania headquarters in Sydney
04:11PM
NEC awarded $69.8m SA Government contract
03:19PM
Imperva partners with Cloudera on Big Data security
02:22PM
Invigor lands NSW EPA project
More News
07 Oct
DC Infrastructure Solutions Professional
08 Oct
DCIM Certified Solutions Professional
08 Oct
ASUS Business Solutions Roadshow
15 Oct
Dell User Forum
View all events