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President Obama Is On Twitter And His Exchange With Bill Clinton Makes It All Worth It

President Obama joined Twitter yesterday. The President, affectionately known as POTUS (in case you are living under a rock, that stands for President of the United States) pretty much broke Twitter after he sent out his first tweet. He officially won the Guinness World Records’ award for the fastest time to reach 1 million followers. Guinness World Records confirmed the victory in a news release Tuesday. In the release, they shared that President Obama reached the world record in less than five hours after his first tweet from the new @POTUS account. In true digital media style, the White House did a video about the President joining Twitter. As I’ve shared many times, posting video is the best way to tell a story. Take a look.

 

The @POTUS account is different from the @BarackObama account that many of us have been following for the past few years. That account is managed by Organizing for Action, the group that formed out of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. The new @POTUS account will give President Obama a way to connect and engage in a way no other President has been able to do. It will be very interesting to see where this goes. Side note: I love the @POTUS Twitter profile. It simply reads: “Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States. Tweets may be archived: .”

POTUS 1st tweet with background JPEG

 

But what really gave me life today -the whole reason I’m doing this blog post- is the exchange between @BillClinton and @POTUS.

 

42 and 44 have jokes

42 and 44 have jokes

It appears #42 has jokes. But so does #44. This is going to be FUN!

P.S. You do know FLOTUS stands for the First Lady of the United States. Right?

 

Bill Clinton’s speech can be tweeted after all… ah… DUH!

Did former President Bill Clinton really ban Tweeting, live-blogging, and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference? Well, if he did, he’s not fessing up to it now! Ah, the power of social media!

Amplify’d from news.yahoo.com

Bill Clinton bans Twitter

Did former President Bill Clinton really ban tweeting, live-blogging and posting on Facebook during a keynote address for a business and technology conference?

No. But it definitely appeared that way over the past 24 hours.

The blog <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=1614tfqkq/*http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2010/11/no-tweeting-or-posting-to-face.php?…:+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29%22%3EReadWriteWeb%3C/a%3E” rel=”nofollow”>ReadWriteWeb reported Wednesday night on the “no Twitter” prohibition for Clinton’s upcoming address at <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=11hodgmej/*http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF10/home/” rel=”nofollow”>Dreamforce, a San Francisco event put on by Salesforce.com. The Los Angeles Times, and other outlets, <a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thecutline/tc_yblog_thecutline/storytext/bill-clintons-speech-can-be-tweeted-after-all/38604070/SIG=1473d174c/*http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/11/bill-clinton-bans-twitter-…” rel=”nofollow”>picked up the story Thursday.

ReadWriteWeb wrote the story after being given the following ground rules by Outcast, a PR firm working on behalf of the event hosts:

“President Clinton’s representatives have mandated that there be absolutely no reporting during his session. That includes live blogging, Tweeting, Facebook posting or use of any other social media. We understand the inconvenience this may present, but greatly appreciate your compliance. Thank you.”

Here’s where there was a bit of a mix-up.

A Clinton spokesperson explained to The Cutline that the event host and PR company were told that the speech would be closed press, and they took that to mean that attendees were prohibited from tweeting, live-blogging or posting on social media sites.

However, that’s not the case. Although the event remains technically closed for traditional media, attendees will not be stopped from using devices for tweeting, live-blogging, posting on social media sites (or maybe just texting their friends).

So, presumably, someone could publish a blog post on a BlackBerry or write up a story based on a series of tweets or Facebook updates from the event. But traditional reporters looking for a press riser or other media setup will be out of luck, since it’s technically closed press.

Read more at news.yahoo.com