Posted 05/19/2015 at 9:48 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The leader of the free world has made the move to wade into the social media waters in full, by obtaining his very own Twitter account.
President Barack Obama signed on today with the handle of @POTUS (President Of The United States).
In a matter of hours he obtained more than one million followers, with his first tweet being, “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.”
This new account differs from his previous account with the handle @BarackObama, which is primarily run by staffers and was launched in 2007. In the past, any personal tweets from that account were signed with his initials.
The news set Twitter ablaze and garnered many prominent well-wishers and welcomers, most notably the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The @POTUS account currently follows over 60 accounts that range from the official like Vice-President Joe Biden to his favorite sports teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls.
And the account may also have set a record for the fastest blue-check verification in recent Twitter history to boot.