POTUS is the new Twitter handle for the President of the United States barack Obama. After six years in office some may wonder why the President is just now getting a Twitter account. Previous accounts that had been established in the President’s name were actually monitored and manned by volunteers for the President’s non profit which he started during his first run for Office. The new Twitter account will actually be President Obama to operate. The President has been known for his personal touch and has not been afraid to jump into mainstream social media. He has even pushed the boundaries of Presidential access by appearing on a number of popular talk shows.
The President’s communications will still be monitored by the United States Secret Service. Many believe that the delay in the President opening his Twitter account may be due to the fact that the Secret Service needed time to set up security measures to monitor incoming Twitter traffic. Twitter has been used for abuse and just like a telephone call, any threatening Twitter messages would need to be addressed by the U.S. Secret Service. Stephen Murray CCMP Capital thinks that is pretty extreme, but needed. Many consider President Obama as truly the first modern President for the way he has embraced current trends in the country and the world to communicate with people. Many may not agree with his policy but they are at least receiving his message for his vision of which direction the country should grow into. President Gets His Own Twitter Account