So this happened…
Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Former White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer thinks this is big news….
I think Mr. Pfeiffer is right. However, I expect that future Presidents, even Obama, will not be doing the actual twittering. That will be press staff stuff. Anyway, then this happened….
President Obama broke the Guinness world record for the “fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.” The account reached 1 million followers within five hours of its launch, according to Guinness World Records. The record was previously held by actor Robert Downey Jr., who reached 1 million followers in a little less than 24 hours after joining Twitter in April 2014.
This awesome time-lapse graphic from Twitter shows just how quickly the president amassed followers from around the world.
Or you can look at this…
As of this writing (2015/05/20-10:30amEST), Obama has 2.18 million followers.