Obama Twitters On The Internets
During yesterday’s summit meeting with Russian President Medvedev, President Obama commented on the fact that both he and the Russian President now had Twitter accounts:
This one is sure to be a hit on the Youtubes. In fact, it may be the most important development in presidential web culture since George W. Bush discovered the Internets.
President Obama praised his tech-savvy Russian counterpart at Thursday’s White House news conference, saying that during Medvedev’s “visit to Silicon Valley this week, he visited the headquarters of Twitters[sic], where he opened his own account. I have one as well, so we may be able to finally throw away those ‘red phones’ that have been sitting around for so long.”
Twitters? This sounded like either a nervous condition or a cross between Twitter and Hooters.
But, when it comes to politicians trying to explain technology, nothing can ever beat Ted Stevens and the “series of tubes” speech:
Incidentally, you can follow Dimitry Medvedev’s English or Russian Twitter Feeds if you so desire. So far, Medevev is following The White House, Barack Obama, and British Prime Minister David Cameron.