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Awesome Article Alert: President Obama’s Google+ Hangout

Today, my social networks were talking about President Obama’s College Scorecard tool, which he mentioned during his State of the Union address this week.  The Scorecard is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.  It is designed to help people seeking higher education by giving them data on things like the cost to attend, average debt load of graduates, and employment opportunities for graduates of each college or university in the United States.  The Chronicle of Higher Education wrote an interesting piece on the tool, which got me looking around the web for more information.

So, what’s the source of this “Awesome Article Alert” really?  And how does this all come back to social media?  Well, as I navigated to a search, here’s what I saw on Google.

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A snapshot of Google’s homepage today, with a link to President Obama’s Google+ Hangout

So, being curious, I clicked on the link to RSVP below the search bar.  President Obama would answer my questions?  Yes, please.  Here’s where I went:

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A snapshot of the page to RSVP for President Obama’s Google+ Fireside Hangout. Click on the image to be taken to the page.

Needless to say, I am impressed.  Google+ Hangouts have so much potential, and this is one really neat way to actualize that potential.

Have you participated in a Google+ Hangout yet?  Notice any differences in how your networks use Google+?  Would love to know your thoughts in Comments.

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