According to BarackObama.com,
Starting today, you’ll notice something new about President Obama’s Facebook page and his Twitter account, @BarackObama.
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.”
Why make the change?
As the President said when he launched this campaign a few months ago, he’s focused on doing the job we elected him to do — so he’s counting on all of us to lead this organization from the grassroots up, helping to shape it as it grows.
One way we’re putting that idea into practice is by taking the reins of these Facebook and Twitter accounts. This change will give us new opportunities to make the most of these channels, using them not only to report what the President is doing every day but to connect to the millions of supporters who will be driving this campaign. We’ll be asking for your feedback and ideas, updating you on ways to get involved, sharing the best stories that cross our desks, and maybe even retweeting you every now and again.
What else should we be keeping in mind as we make this switch? We’re hoping you’ll tell us. Let us know what you’d like to see on the President’s Facebook page and on @BarackObama by shooting us a comment or tweet, or by leaving your thoughts below.
I am gratified that the President, with so much on his plate and being such a busy, busy man, has now decided to actually reach out and connect with the American people. We need to hear from him and know what is on his mind, as we do not get nearly enough face time with the man. I certainly will be waiting, with a tingly leg, for every “-BO” Tweet that he makes.
I am also deeply touched by this offer to “shoot us a comment or tweet”, and I intend to do so, as the occasion warrants, with all the due respect that he deserves, and has given the American people. (Actually, quite a bit more of both.)
Please, everyone, let’s use this as an opportunity to tell Barack Obama how we really feel about him, and where he is leading this nation. Who knows, you may even get retweeted now and then!
Oddly, when I decided to follow Barack Obama on Twitter, Twitter suggested that I follow these individuals because they are “like Barack Obama”:
Anyway, you can say that I now follow Obama.
- Barack Obama to Start Tweeting From @BarackObama Account (mashable.com)