Robyn Gee on Friday, Jul. 29th
President Barack Obama has certainly taken advantage of social media to maximize his impact. He led the first Twitter town hall discussion ever as a president, but, Friday morning, Obama called upon Americans to tweet their representatives to urge them to compromise on the budget issues.
The Washington Post reports:
A short time later, Obama’s official 2012 campaign Twitter account announced to its 9.4 million followers that it would begin publishing the Twitter account names of House Republicans. Over the course of the day, @BarackObama sent out around 100 tweets.
But the plan may have backfired. Followers of @BarackObama were not pleased with the avalanche of tweets. Thousands “unfollowed” the president within hours.
One Twitter user wrote:
TWITTER PUSH: Not sure who else sees but @BarackObama tweeting out handles of dozens of GOP members. Or is he begging me to unfollow him?
What did you think of the Twitter strategy? Let us know in the comments?