President Obama Joins Twitter

May 19, 2015  |  

President Obama joined Twitter yesterday and quickly amassed 1.83 million followers. Here are his first three tweets.

Obama’s presidency (and both of his presidential campaigns) were tech savvy ones. @BarackObama, run by Organizing for Action, a group stemming from his campaigns, has been tweeting for years. And @WhiteHouse has been tweeting news from his administration.

While he’s got a ton of followers, the President is only following 65 accounts, among them his alma maters Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, as well as some Chicago sports teams and members of his Cabinet.

Lots of users were quick to welcome the President to Twitter, including his VP, with this pic that we love.

Update: President Obama has broken a record for the speed at which he reached one million followers. Obama reached that benchmark in less than five hours. The actor Robert Downey Jr. previously held that record, according to Guinness and Business Insider, with 23 hours and 22 minutes, set back in April 2014.

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