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Forget the Atari -- White House now on Facebook and Twitter


(Read caption) Forget the Atari -- White House now on Facebook and Twitter The White House on Friday announced newly established presences on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace.

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Remember a few months ago when President Obama's staff grumbled about how terrible the technology was at the White House?

"It's like going from an X-Box to an Atari," moaned one spokesman when comparing the campaign's capabilities to their new digs.

Well, they've busted through some of that bureaucracy and legitimate security concerns and announced yesterday the christening of White House 2.0.


That means they've established a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. Early on they were able to slay the purveyors of "no" and got their YouTube site operational.

They've made an impressive debut on Twitter. Only tweeting 13 times thus far but amassing 61,000+ followers (slightly more than us). We're assuming that's a record tweet/followers ratio.

Although Sarah Palin has a pretty good ratio going as well. She debuted her Twitter feed this week and has 14,000+ followers with seven tweets thus far.

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