President Barack Obama has now joined Twitter. Well, again.
He's had the handle @BarackObama for eight years -- so basically, as long has been campaigning for and/or occupying the White House -- but according to its latest bio update, that page is run by his staff minions (actually titled "Organizing for Action staff"), and only tweets signed "-bo" are/were from him.
But now he's got his own thang going with @POTUS (an acronym for President of the United States), and already he's winning hard at the Twitter game.
Because this tweet exchange with President No. 42, Bill Clinton, was so perfectly timed it had to have been a product of those @BarackObama tweeple. It had hilarious hashtaggery and everything.
We see what you did there, guys. Well played.
In other news, the POTUS Twitter page has been on the receiving end of more than one pun from the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Alumni Association.
The @FLOTUS herself Michelle Obama gave her hubby a foot-tappy sort of welcome (and it was signed "-mo," so we know it was from her and not a group of First Lady staffers).
Twitter launched in July, 2006, but since George H.W. Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) joined wayyyy after his last term ended, Obama is the first sitting Prez to run his own Twitter from the Oval Office. Somehow we suspect he won't be the last.