This article was published on June 19, 2011

Obama’s First Tweet

Obama’s First Tweet

Yesterday, we reported that President Barack Obama will begin tweeting (on occasion) from the @BarackObama account personally.

The announcement was made in a blog post on the Barack Obama 2012 campaign site.

Obama for America staff will now be managing both accounts, posting daily updates from the campaign trail, from Washington, and everywhere in between. You’ll be hearing from President Obama regularly, too; on Twitter, tweets from the President will be signed “-BO.”

President Obama has widely been credited as a technologically savvy candidate who was elected in part because of his aggressive stance towards using the Internet and technology to reach voters. Now Obama has 8.7 million Twitter followers and counting! Check out his stats here on Twitter Counter.

Today, in celebration of Father’s Day, President Obama sent out his first signed tweet. And a heartwarming tweet it is. Tech savvy and a family man!

In other news, I just realized President Obama is following me on Twitter. Sweet!