President To Start Tweeting From twitter.com/whitehouse

Posted May 1, 2009

The White House is tweeting again!  Just a couple of days after the White House launched a Flickr photostream, the President and the White House staff will be tweeting out transparent messages about what the government is up to.  A MySpace White House profile has been launched too.

Before President Barack Obama took office, he was using a different Twitter account and had only updated it twice since taking the presidency on January 20.  Now the White House is in the process of migrating his old tweets to the new account.  The old Twitter account launched by the Bush administration has been disabled.

Why was it removed?  Most likely for consistency purposes.  The whitehouse user name is all used on MySpace, YouTube, and Flickr by Obama’s administration.