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President Obama Hangs Out With America

President Obama participates in the first Google+ Hangout from the White House.
President Obama on Google+

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google+ to discuss his State of the Union Address, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2012. The interview is held through a Google+ Hangout, making it the first completely virtual interview from the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Just after 5:30 PM ET today, President Obama sat down for a discussion with a group of Americans from across the country in a Google+ Hangout. It was the first online conversation to happen at the White House in real time -- ever.

Even before the event, more than 227,000 people had taken time to participate -- submitting questions for the President to answer or voting for their favorite.

If you missed any of the action, check over the full video here: