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Are You Disappointed President Obama Doesn't Write His Own Twitter Page?

Are You Disappointed the President Doesn't Write His Tweets?

While traveling in China, President Obama spoke to a group of students in Shanghai, where one of the students asked if he believed people in China should have access to Twitter. (The service has been blocked in China since July). He responded,

"I have never used Twitter but I'm an advocate of technology and not restricting internet access."

With over 2.5 million followers and counting, President Obama is one of the most popular users. New tweets are posted nearly every day, with multiple posts added during important events like House votes or special initiatives. Although the President admitted he doesn't write the tweets himself, he presumably has someone on his staff updating his feed with regularity. With a major to-do list and one of the most high-profile jobs in the world, I'm not surprised the president isn't using Twitter on his own (though I'm sure he could add a Twitter app to his much-loved BlackBerry). What about you?

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snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
why would this be a surprise? i bet have of the "celebrities" who tweet aren't actually doing it themselves!
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Not at all...
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I don't think it is possible for someone with that kind of job to tweet as often as he does on his own
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
I didn't vote cuz I'm not American and don't care. I do think it's cool he's hooked up into modern technology, though. Sarkozy is lost with a cellphone let alone tweets!
sontaikle sontaikle 7 years
I'm one of Obama's followers. It really doesn't surprise me that he doesn't write his tweets! I'm sure he has much more important things to do.
Erika-Giselle Erika-Giselle 7 years
i would be disappointed if he actually did write his tweets....
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
A little bit, but then again I don't use Twitter anyway :P And surely Mr. President has a lot of work to do, like walking around looking all important and stuffs. :D I know tweeting only takes a few seconds but god knows how much people would b!tch and moan about how he's wasting time if he did tweet himself. Never can win in the white house~
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