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    May 20, 2015

    You can now tweet Barack Obama: @POTUS

    While the President of the United States Barack Obama (POTUS) is one of the most powerful people in the world, the government has never created its own Twitter account for the position. Until now, that is.

    The White House announced today that @POTUS is the official handle for the commander in chief. Of course, president Barack Obama has his own Twitter account (managed by his campaign workers), but whomever hold office will from now on be using the @POTUS handle to talk to the Twitter-verse.

    With this new username, updates will come directly from the president himself as he continues working to make “his Administration the most open and participatory in history.” Shortly after the account was created, ex-president Bill Clinton and Obama exchanged some witty banter:

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