Obama's First Tweet: U.S. President Tweets For American Red Cross
U.S. President Barack Obama had his first introduction to Twitter today when he Tweeted for American Red Cross. Obama's first Tweet said, "President Obama and the First Lady are here visiting our disaster operation center right now." Two hours later Red Cross confirmed that "President Obama pushed the button on [their] last Tweet."
Until today, President Obama stayed away from the microblogging service, although @BarackObama is an exisiting Twitter account. It became obvious that President Obama does not maintain the account himself after he admitted that he never used Twitter. It is not clear if this Twitter account is run on Obama's behalf, but it sure is popular with over three million followers. It will be interesting to see if domain name @BarackObama will eventually be bought out by the White House should President Obama decide to Tweet himself.