[Dallas,TX – July 9th]
After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings.
Although the White House has used Twitter throughout Obama’s presidency, until recently it’s been a highly scripted endeavor, with press aides composing and releasing tweets about Obama’s agenda at strategic times. Only occasionally would Obama post to Twitter himself, identifying a bona fide presidential tweet by appending his initials.
Now Obama is composing his own tweets almost daily, weighing in on issues of the day from any location, without the filter of his press office. He’s been tweeting with increased frequency since inaugurating his personal twitter account, @POTUS, earlier this summer.