0 comments on “POTUS Makes A #SocialCivics House Call to WTF Podcast”

POTUS Makes A #SocialCivics House Call to WTF Podcast

Click on the link below to listen to WTF podcast host Marc Maron’s June 19th interview with President Obama. The interview was held in Maron’s garage. Now that’s POTUS making a #socialcivics house call. It’s also #socialcivics in action!

http://potus.wtfpod.com/

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WH.gov blog recap of #ObamaTownHall with BlogHer and SheKnows

The White House blog published a great recap of President Obama’s Town Hall with BlogHer and SheKnows on April 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Click on the link to read it.

https://m.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/04/15/what-you-missed-presidents-town-hall?utm_source=snapshot&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4162015-topper

2 comments on “My Digital Citizenship Valentine: 4 Reasons to Love #WHSocial Events”

My Digital Citizenship Valentine: 4 Reasons to Love #WHSocial Events

My Digital Valentine
My Digital Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today, I am using my blog to send a Digital Citizenship Valentine to the White House (WH), WH Office of Digital Strategy staff and interns, and my fellow social media leaders who participated in the #WHSocial French Arrival Ceremony for President Francois Hollande on February 11.

Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov

The Office of Digital Strategy uses digital media to promote President Barack Obama’s agenda and policies. Through its efforts, the American people have been given an opportunity to do three things:

  • To see what’s happening at the WH on a daily basis via WhiteHouse.gov and WH social media channels.
  • To engage President Obama, WH officials, and other policy makers in conversation about the future of our great nation through WhiteHouse.gov Live events, Town Halls, Facebook and Twitter chats, and Google Hangouts.
  • To express their digital citizenship by making comments and asking questions on WH social media channels, sharing and discussing what they learn with their digital network, and creating their own WH-related content to engage their network.

Four years ago, the Office of Digital Strategy began inviting Americans who serve as social media influencers and leaders in their online networks to participate in face-to-face Tweet Ups and #WHSocial events that support the State of the Union, Town Halls, and other WH events. The social media influencers and leaders have been able to expand the WH’s public outreach efforts. Their efforts reach many more Americans who get their news from social media. They have also worked to breakdown the barriers between the U.S. government and its citizens. Together with the Office of Digital Strategy, they are helping to make the Obama administration the most accessible and transparent administration in U.S. history.

Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov

In January, I was invited as 1 of 60 social media leaders (out of a pool of over 6,000 applicants) to participate in the State of the Union Social. Click here to read about my experience.

Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov

A few days after the event, I learned about and applied to participate in the #WHSocial French Arrival Ceremony. To my surprise, I was selected to attend the event as 1 of 100 social media leaders (out of a pool of 2,500 applicants). Today, I took time to reflect on my experiences and came up with 4 Reasons to Love #WHSocial Events.

#WHSocial Meet Up I hosted at the Old Ebbitt Grill on 2/10/14
#WHSocial Meet Up I hosted at the Old Ebbitt Grill on 2/10/14

1) I love #WHSocial events because they gave me a chance to meet, network, and build community with a diverse group of Americans from all over the country. That’s exactly what I did on Monday night when I organized and hosted a meet up for my fellow social media leaders at the Old Ebbitt Grill.

Me and my new #WHSocial BFFs on the White House South Lawn --Photo Credit: Dave McCulloch
Me and my new #WHSocial BFFs on the White House South Lawn –Photo Credit: Dave McCulloch

The next day, I reconnected with my #WHSocial BFFs and made new ones on the South Lawn of the White House, during the briefing with WH staff, and at an impromptu lunch at Cosi’s.

Photo Credit: yours truly -- Social media leaders at #WHSocial briefing with White House staff at EEOB on 2/11/14
Photo Credit: yours truly — Social media leaders at #WHSocial briefing with White House staff at EEOB on 2/11/14
Photo Credit: Yours truly - Impromptu lunch with #WHSocial BFFs
Photo Credit: Yours truly – Impromptu lunch with #WHSocial BFFs

2) I love #WHSocial events because they energized and convinced me to step up my digital citizenship game. Next week, I will begin using my Internet Geek Tuesday blog series to discuss digital citizenship, launch and celebrate Digital Citizenship Month (yep I am creating it) in July to encourage Americans to use their digital presence to get involved and civically engaged at the local and national level, profile #WHSocial leaders and influencers, and discuss WhiteHouse.gov information and WH online engagement efforts.

My Pinterest board of #WHSocial resources
My Pinterest board of #WHSocial resources

3) I love #WHSocial events because they inspired me to use all of my social media platforms to get the word out about President Obama’s activities, policies, and programs. I used Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Storify, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine video app, VoiceBo podcast app, and WordPress to share my #WHSocial adventures this week.

Check out my #WHSocial Pinterest board which contains over 50 pins filled with articles, blog posts, videos, and photos that discuss the French President’s State visit.

I really enjoyed creating Vine videos featuring my fellow social media leaders in action as they prepared for the #WHSocial briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Interviewing my fellow social media leaders with the VoiceBo app was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed using it to give updates about my #WHSocial preparation and reflections.

Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter were probably my most favorite social media tools to use while live tweeting during the #WHSocial events.

Photo Credit: Me and Kori Schulman at #WHSocial briefing at EEOB on 2/11/14
Photo Credit: Me and Kori Schulman at #WHSocial briefing at EEOB on 2/11/14

4) I love #WHSocial events because they gave me an opportunity to meet and talk with WH staff. During the #WHSocial briefing, I asked Kori Schulman, Director of Online Engagement, how the Office of Digital Strategy was leveraging the support of people who have participated in the #WHSocial events. I suggested creating a #WHSocial Ambassador Program. Yesterday, I received an email indicating that a #WHSocial Alumni Program is in the works! And that’s just one more reason to love #WHSocial events!

Next week, I’ll be sharing more about my #WHSocial adventures. So drop by! Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Weekend!

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What did you think about President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Janaury 27?

I love this photo of Barack and Michelle. Now that’s really a great photo!

Photos are from WhiteHouse.gov’s slideshow: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/state-union-0

Happy Thursday!

Did you watch Barack Obama TV last night? If not, visit The Saavy Sista, one of my favorite blogs that gives me sista news, to watch the entire video: http://www.the-savvy-sista.com/2010/01/state-of-union-2010-full-video.html.  You can also watch it on the White House’s YouTube channel a/k/a “Barack Obama TV” below.

I call President Obama’s television appearances “Barack Obama TV.” He takes over my entire being when he speaks. I am truly an Obama-ite! I watched the SOTU online via CNN.com and Facebook. Below are some of my thoughts captured during my Facebook viewing experience. Don’t you just love the Internet!

What did you think of our President’s State of the Union (SOTU) address for 2010?

Enjoy your day!

Peace, Joy, Gratitude, Compassion, and Hope that America will be restored with healthcare, education, jobs, and financial reform,

Ananda

My Facebook Comments

Summary of the SOTU – President Obama is an amazing leader. Let’s keep supporting him. Let’s make Congress accountable. Let’s serve our local communities and help each other out. Let’s offer HOPE. Let’s be realistic. Let’s take one step at a time. Let’s do what we need to do to make our lives, our communities, and America better. Enjoy your Wednesday evening and Thursday.
Yesterday at 10:12pm

Let’s leave behind the fear and division. President Obama rocks.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:04pm via CNN

I love how President Obama weaves humor into his addresses.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:04pm via CNN

Just saying no to everything is not leadership. Serving citizens not our ambitions. WOW President Obama.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:03pm via CNN

Remind the Democrats not to run for the hills.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:03pm via CNN

I like what he said that he is trying to change the tone of politics. This is a deep change.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:02pm via CNN

I think President Obama’s speech was right on time. HOPE for America and UNITY in Congress for healthcare.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:01pm via CNN

Publish all earmark requests on a public web site Congress. Accountability time…
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 10:01pm via CNN

Congress pass a bill that will correct the US Supreme Court’s decision.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:59pm via CNN

Disclose each contact that lobbyist make is major.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:58pm via CNN

Remind folks what you came to Washington to do Prez.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:58pm via CNN

A Deficit of Trust …. closing the credibility gap … Rock it Prez.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:57pm via CNN

Let’s try common sense a novel concept…. Love it Prez.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:57pm via CNN

Speak the truth Prez about what America did for 8 years. Tell the truth. People can you hear it.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:56pm via CNN

Tell Congress what they better do tomorrow Prez.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:55pm via CNN

Flaunt your executive order power President Obama!
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:54pm via CNN

President Obama’s Administration is the first time I have followed American politics on a daily basis. He and his team made me step up my game. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube really help me stay on track.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:54pm via CNN

I love what he said – All before I walked in the door. America has a short-term memory.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:52pm via CNN

Remind them President Obama about what you inherited. Keep it all in perspective folks. I loved how he just paused and gave the look of a brotha about to read folks.
CNN.com Live: State of the Union
Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/state.of.the.union/
Yesterday at 9:51pm

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What were your favorite moments during President Obama’s first year in office?

Hi Everybody!

Today we are celebrating President Obama’s first year in office. What were your favorite moments during President Obama’s first year? I really loved watching President Obama sign legislation that gives workers more time to take their pay discrimination cases to court. I remember him saying “equal pay is by no means just a women’s issue, it’s a family issue.” See photo below.

Enjoy your day!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, Gratitude and Hope for President Obama’s Next Seven Years,

Ananda