WEBDESK: The President of the United States sent three tweets from his first ever Twitter account and attracted 1.65million followers within a few hours.
His first tweet was retweeted 230,000 times. His twitter handle is @POTUS.
This is not the first time Obama has tweeted. He has occasionally signed tweets from the @WhiteHouse account (6.2 million followers) with his initials, “-bo” and also has used @BarackObama (59 million followers), an account run by Organizing for Action, Obama’s former campaign team.
But the @POTUS account will be “a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him,” said Alex Wall, a social media strategist with the White House, in a blog post.
Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign relied heavily on social media.