Barack Obama Joins The Mighty Twitter, Are You Following?

Some of you who already use Twitter or Facebook, may be aware that some big names are already on there, but you cannot get bigger than the President of the US surely? It seems Barack Obama has decided to join in with official accounts being set up for him. Well we say join, Obama already has a Twitter account from 2007 which was set up with his run up to presidency.

But don’t get too excited, it seems according to Mashable, the President will not be tweeting away himself, oh no, that will be carried out by Obama‘s own re-election staff but with signature “-BO,” from his account @BarackObama. Presently as ibtimes.com reported, Obama already has some 8.6 million followers and is still rising.

As well as this it has been reported that Obama’s Commander In Chief will also be tweeting away.

Just recently when Obama paid a visit to Shanghai, he told students there that he “Had never used Twitter.” He then went on to say, ” My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone,” and it wasn’t until the start of 2010, that the President actually sent a tweet when he gave his support to the Red Cross.

Tell us if you will be following President Obama? If given the choice, which one would you choose over the other, Twitter or Facebook?