So, I'll admit I'm a few days late....But better late than never!
May 1, 2009 the White House sent its first official tweet. Happy Anniversary White House Twitter feed!
Twitter has become an accepted method of breaking news for the Obama administration because of its popularity and speed at which a message spreads. Earlier today, Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton tweeted that the President will visit Buffalo, New York next week to talk jobs. In addition to the White House itself, administration officials, like Burton(@billburton44) and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs(@presssec), have their own personal Twitter accounts. Even the first lady sent her first tweet over the weekend. It's just another example of how the White House continues to manage and control messages to the public via social media.