Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. She researches political comedy, new media, and public opinion. Views expressed are her own.

Being a Tweep at Today's #WHTweetup/Twitter Town Hall

Today I was one of about 30 "tweeps" in the audience at President Barack Obama's Twitter Town Hall held in the East Room of The White House. For those of you who don't know, the "tweeps" were asked to attend and chronicle the event on Twitter.

The session was moderated by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and featured questions from average Americans, politicians, and journalists alike -- all that were submitted on Twitter using the #askobama hashtag. My fellow tweeps represented a diverse group -- from PR professionals to public school teachers to bloggers to academics to college students.

For my detailed impressions of the event, please check out my live tweets from the session.

And for some news on the event itself, here's a summary from Politico.

One of the coolest parts (besides shaking the President's hand) was being a part of the audience to watch as Obama sent the first "presidential tweet." Here's a video of this historic occasion.

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