Even the President understands how useful social media can be. Now, instead of his PR staff tweeting on his behalf, Barack Obama will be tweeting. I checked out his twitter account and there was a tweet stating that all Barack tweets that he tweets will be followed by -BO.
The announcement of President Barack Obama tweeting 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.
I don’t know about you but it really means a lot to see the President actually tweeting just like you and I do. I remember when Barack Obama was running for president and he used technology to connect the gap with younger voters. Last year when I attended the White House to talk about new media vs traditional media, I learned how since Barack was elected made sure the White House was set of for internet access in all rooms. Prior to his election most of the White House did not have internet connections.
For presidents elected after President Barack Obama, it will be hard to keep up with the online community unless they are too actively involved in social networks.
Do you think this will become the new norm for candidates and those holding elected positions?