7 ways Obama should use his new Twitter account

A crash course for the commander-in-chief.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published May 18, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:39 pm CDT

In a move that was sure to galvanize the media on the slowest Monday in recent memory, President Barack Obama now has a personal Twitter account. Call it part of his “DGAF Tour”—just one more sign that he’s ready to move out of Washington and get on with his life.

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What advice can we give a leader of the free world just now joining the nine-year-old social media platform? Well, this is where you let your basic flag fly. So don’t be afraid to:

1) Tweet thirstily at celebrities

Twitter’s primary function is to connect unknown scrubs with their A-list idols.

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2) Subtweet coworkers

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Sometimes online passive-aggression is the only thing Vice President Biden understands.

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3) Promote your mixtape

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Featuring a guest verse from hype man/Press Secretary Josh Earnest and a Justice Scalia diss track.

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4) Ask how things work

How do you post a Sign Bunny? I dunno, crowdsource that shit.

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5) React to TV shows in real-time

Now that he has Twitter, Obama can watch season two of True Detective like a real human being.

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6) Jump on some stupid trending hashtags

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Great chance to restore some of that “man of the people” cred.

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7) Viciously troll Donald Trump

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Not all conservative nutjobs—just Donald Trump.

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Photo via The Searcher/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 18, 2015, 4:39 pm CDT