The office of the president of the United States now has an official twitter account and President Obama is the inaugural president to use it.
"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account," Obama tweeted.
The account quickly amassed a following of more than a million.
Shortly after debuting the new @POTUS account, the president was tweeted at by former president Bill Clinton:
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
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If all this political Twitter talk has put you in the mood for more, here are five other social media savvy politicians you should follow on Twitter.
Senator Claire McCaskill ofMissouri is like that parent who's on Twitter, with the huge exception that McCaskill is actually good at twitter. You can expect tweets from the senator that vary from behind the scenes looks into her life, commentary on shows like Game of Thrones, and politics. Follow the senator on twitter @Claircmc.
Having foot surgery tomorrow. No, haters, not to remove from my mouth. Will be down for a few days, maybe some binge TV? Suggestions?— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 19, 2015
Governor Brown's best tweets are the ones that show a peak into his life. Whether it's catching a snake or sitting in a car from his youth, Governor Brown's tweets are just fun to watch. Governor Brown also takes to Twitter to rally Californian's around the issues that matter to the state such as the devastating drought. Follow the governor@JerryBrownGov.
Back to the future! Cruising in my old blue Plymouth. pic.twitter.com/HGzKEc1hsS— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) April 29, 2014
Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and presidential candidate is about as liberal as they get. Johnson's tweets are smart and often filled with news links. You can follow him @GovGaryJohnson.
Bruce Jenner is a courageous human being. Live life and not be afraid. You have given us profound awareness of your life and so many others— Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) April 10, 2015
Marijuana polls 60% in favor of legalization. Huge, insane, disconnect that the minority is maintaining criminal penalties for the majority!— Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) March 5, 2015
We love Boris Johnson's Twitter account becasue it's funny. Plain and simple. We don't really care about London politics in particular, but we do care about Johnson's jokes. Follow the hilarity @mayoroflondon.
TheNew York state representative is an unabashed Twitter user. You can expect to find mostly political material on his feed. We also love the sass:
Attention @Delta - if you could locate our missing pilot and board him on our flite to DC, that'd be real helpful.— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) May 18, 2015
You do you, Steve. Follow him on Twitter at @RepSteveIsrael.
Rep. John Lewis is one of the last black politicians to have participated in the civil rights movement. It is becuase of this that we love Lewis' unique insight into today's current events. Lewis also loves to tweet pictures from his time in the movement, which make his account educational and inspiring. Follow the senator @repjohnlewis.
54 yrs ago today, 13 of us set out from the Wash DC bus station into the heart of the Deep South on the Freedom Ride pic.twitter.com/Pc0VIHwNVN— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) May 4, 2015
Without the brave journalists who covered our protests, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings. #WPFD2015— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) May 3, 2015