Apparently in preparation for the State of the Union address, the Obama White House has launched its own Google+ page. Google+ is the latest of many social networks used by the administration, which has long had a Facebook page and even recently joined Instagram. Obama himself has been on Google+ since November.

Among other things, the White House says it is particularly excited about Hangouts, which Google has lately been expanding and updating. "On our Google+ page, we’ll host regular 'White House Hangouts' with administration officials on a range of issues and topics. Some Google+ users will be invited to join the Hangout with the White House and have a conversation with policy experts," says the first update. The idea of a Hangout with Obama is certainly cool, but with no Hangouts currently planned, we'll have to see if the White House sticks with Google+ — or if, like so many others, they'll be abandoning it once the novelty wears off.