Obama’s Final ‘Meet The YouTube’ Airs on Friday
President Barack Obama is going to deliver his last State of the Union address to Congress On Friday, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube have all set for live broadcasting. Unlike every year, he is scheduled to face YouTube for addressing some questions from a trio of popular YouTubers.
The trio has been named as Destin Sandin, Ingrid Nilsen and vlogger sWooZie. The first one is an engineer who makes a series of educational videos called "Smarter Everyday." The second one owns a beauty vlog known as missglamorazzi who came out with her channel in June last year.
The third and most popular one is the vlogger sWooZie with Florida native Adande Throne. The three YouTube stars possess more than 12.1 million subscribers combinedly, while The White House has roughly 634,000, reports Mashable.
The three popular YouTube creators will travel to Washington D.C. to host a live YouTube Interview with President Obama. They'll meet the President in the East Room of the White House and ask some selected questions that are on top of mind for them and their fans.
Live video of the interview will be brought to public through White House YouTube channel. YouTube has suggested Americans to place questions through the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama on social media, reports Time.
President Barack Obama has sat last year with Bethany Mota, Glozell Green and Hank Green. Prior to that, the president took questions live over Google Hangouts for several years. However, the interview is set to air live precisely on Friday, January 15th, at 2:15PM ET, reports Engadget.
Obama has turned to Google in the days following the State of the Union to connect with Internet users, every year since 2010. The interviews are also an indication of the Obama administration's continued efforts to connect with millions and widen its coverage beyond traditional media outlets.
President Obama has used technology to keep open all the 412 doors leading towards the White House as a token for transparency. He has made everything public. He has posted behind-the-scene photographs of life in the west wing.
He has even uploaded a weekly address on the most pressing topics the nation is facing. Both Google and YouTube have expressed their excitements for playing a role with all the seven YouTube interviews during Obama tenure.
President Barack Obama will meet three popular YouTubers in an interview on Friday. This is for the 7th time he will answer the most popular questions raised by the Americans. But the interviewing YouTube trio are very much popular and as a group, they are even much popular than the existing President of the free world.