With the new Twitter celebrity, enrapturing this social media platform, the Obama Twitter handle has yet another claimant.
On Monday, May 18, the US President, Barack Obama, sent in his first tweet using the account @POTUS. This 140 characters tweet marks the entry of another influential person around the world, into the popular social media platform.
It took six years before President Obama opened an account as President of the United States. His introductory post reads @POTUS; ‘Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. —President Obama May 18, 2015’.
First Lady Michelle Obama herself, commented to the tweet, ‘It's about time, @POTUS!–mo —The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 18, 2015’.