Tweeting For Haiti

Date: Jan. 18, 2010

The Twitterverse had a conniption after learning an unnamed staffer was responsible for posting Obama’s “first-ever” tweet wherein the President said he was “Humbled” after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. But the Commander-in-Chief made his first official tweet a special one, jumping on the Red Cross’ Twitter account in support of the Haiti earthquake relief effort and tweeting in third person: “President Obama and the First Lady are here visiting our disaster operation center right now.” His digital co-sign helped draw more financial contributions and increased the non-profit organization’s Twitter followers. Obama’s become a devoted tweeter ever since and has used his account to share special announcements with his 8,896,000+ followers, second behind Lady Gaga.