VP Biden to Hangout, talk gun control on Google+

The veep will join social-media guru Guy Kawasaki and others in a Hangout to discuss ways to reduce gun violence.

Jumpin' Joe will be getting his G+ on this week. Whitehouse.gov

President Obama's " Ask Me Anything " on Reddit drew more than 5 million views, and now Vice President Joe Biden is going to try his hand at a different newfangled social-media real-time electronic telegraph technology.

In an event dubbed a "Fireside Hangout," the vice president will be hanging out in Google+ starting at 10:45 a.m. PT tomorrow to discuss the recently released White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence in the wake of a downright awful 2012 that was plagued by a number of mass shootings in the United States.

Joining Biden for the 30-minute Hangout will be social-media gurus Guy Kawasaki and Phil DeFranco, with Hari Sreenivasan from "PBS NewsHour" moderating. Hmm, wonder if Biden really knows what he's got himself into this time?

You can join the Hangout via the White House Google+ page or YouTube channel. It will also be streamed on Whitehouse.gov.

Judging by the agenda for the Hangout, I'm thinking this is not the time to appeal the recent White House response to the popular petition to build a real-life Death Star . Good news is that Google says Fireside Hangouts will continue with other members of the administration, so perhaps save it for the new defense secretary.

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Crave freelancer Eric Mack is a writer, radio producer, and podcaster based in Taos, N.M., but he lives in Google+. He's also managing editor of Crowdsourcing.org and has written e-books on both Alaska and Android. E-mail Eric.

 

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