President Obama to video chat on eve of State of the Union

SANTA CLARA – Google announced Monday that President Obama will participate in a live video chat room known as a “Hangout,” part of the online search giant’s social networking site Google Plus. The chat will take place Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, capping a week of social media engagement the White House is planning around the State of the Union speech.

Google Plus will solicit questions over the video sharing site YouTube, and users will then vote on their favorites. The president will answer some video questions, and will also chat directly with a group of the questioners.

Obama’s speaks to Congress and the nation on Tuesday.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.