President Barack Obama holds a town
hall forum, taking questions from the
Internet as well as White House attendees.
(Nancy Stone/ Chicago Tribune)
By Trenton Daniel
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
MIAMI — Chatting on late-night shows. Beaming bilingual messages via satellite. Even lingering in your inbox. If the new president is anything, he's this: digital and ubiquitous.
In a sign of the Internet age, President Barack Obama has employed a range of social networking and online devices from Facebook to the White House Web site to reach out to constituents — the latest and most direct example being an unprecedented online town hall Thursday and an address delivered via satellite through the Spanish-languague Univision network.