WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new @POTUS account.
For years, White House officials have used Twitter to communicate White House policy and occasional personal observations. But Obama himself pretty much stayed out of the social media fray.
No longer. With a frugal 92-character message — 48 short of maximum permitted — Obama on Monday declared: “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.”