“I have never used Twitter”
That’s what Obama said in a Q&A session at a town hall event with Chinese youth that was held in Shanghai on Nov. 15.
But Mr. President, don’t you have that inspirational twitter page, with 2,678,499, wait make that 2,678,500, I had to follow him just to make it a round number.
But really, Obama has a ghostwriter(s) for his twitter page. Part of me was like, “well DUHHHH” and the other part was, “I kinda wish it was him.”
Obama was asked by US Ambassador Huntsmans a question that was generated through the US embassy website, “In a country with 350 million Internet users and 60 million bloggers, do you know of the firewall?” And second, “should we be able to use Twitter freely”
Obama responded to this question by saying, ” Well, first of all, let me say that I have never used Twitter. I noticed that young people — they’re very busy with all these electronics. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone. But I am a big believer in technology and I’m a big believer in openness when it comes to the flow of information.”
Okay….. so does Obama even know what twitter is? Because last I checked –not wanting to get to technical here– twitter was a service, not the next new smart phone, mp3 player electronic. Earth to Obama, you can use twitter on a computer, it’s not strictly for phones.
I would love to really love to see what Obama would really write on a Sunday morning, maybe it would go a little something like this:
Layin in bed w/ Michelle and the kids enjoyin a fam b-fast in bed. God I love a good plain bagel w/ cream cheese. Bo wont stop beggin though
10:26 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterBerry
But the world will never know. Instead we will just be stuck with some White House Staffer who just graduated from Columbia with a masters of Journalism who has never met the president, posting interesting stuff like:
Pleased and grateful to learn that the AARP & the @AmerMedicalAssn are supporting the House health reform bill. #hc09 3:15 PM Nov 5th from web