COMPILED BY NIMI KURIAN
President Barack Obama will take questions from the public via YouTube about his "State of the Union" speech tomorrow and answer them online the next week, the White House said.
White House "New Media" director Macon Phillips said in a post on the White House blog that questions can be submitted at YouTube.com/CitizenTube after the 9:00 pm (0200 GMT Thursday) address to Congress begins.
"From our live webstream to a free iPhone app, the White House is using technology to make sure the president's State of the Union address reaches as many people as possible," Phillips said.
Obama relied heavily on the Internet during his presidential campaign for organizing, fundraising and communicating and has created MySpace and Facebook pages and a Twitter feed since entering the White House.