He’s made history as the first African-American President of the United States and now President Obama is adding another “first” to his title.
Over the weekend, President Obama became the first-twittering Commander in Chief. While he has always had a presence on the social media site through his Twitter account, the President’s timeline was managed by a team of careful campaign and White House aides.
However, the President is getting a little closer with Twitter as evidenced by the tweet heard around the world.
Political commentators have long spoke about the President’s prowess with social media and more specifically how his team effectively used it to get their message to voters in the build up to 2008. It’s only three years later but the technology has evolved even in that short time so it remains to be seen how the Obama 2012 will adopt.
With just 122 characters, President Obama gave the world the first tweet sent out himself and it was a special father’s day treat. The Commander in Chief sent out a message to fellow fathers across the country and the world on Sunday when he tweeted:
“Being a father is sometimes my hardest but always my most rewarding job. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. –BO”
Still, while the President will be tweeting from his @BarackObama account with his signature, “BO,” the White House is making clear that all official government tweets from the executive branch will be coming from the @WhiteHouse.