Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Got questions for Obama? Tweet 'em now

Joe Biden joins Twitter

Joe Biden, the gaffe-prone US Vice President, is now on Twitter.

Joe Biden joins Twitter
Joe Biden Photo: REUTERS
The famously verbose Mr Biden sent his first-ever Tweet on Monday, a July 4 message from himself and wife Jill Biden asking Americans to take time to think about U.S. troops and military families on US Independence Day.
His office announced the development with a post on the White House blog.
Given his gift for gab, as well as gaffes, Mr Biden might seem an unlikely candidate to say it in 140 characters or less. However his Tweets will be staff-written.
It is part of the White House's growing focus on social media. The White House regularly communicates via Twitter, as does President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Mr Obama has told supporters he will personally author some of the campaign tweets.
On Wednesday the White House will even hold a Twitter town hall. Mr Obama will take questions via Twitter, though he'll respond verbally. The official White House Twitter account, @whitehouse, has 2.25 million followers.Read more...

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