It’s not really news that President Obama is for social media, since many say his presence on social media helped him get to the White House. And although he maybe for it, he’s still just learning how to use it. Last week, when the President visited the Red Cross headquarters to learn what they were doing in effort to help Haiti, the President hit the Twitter ‘submit’ button for the very first time. Although he has his own Twitter account, he’s never actually personally used it.
Tonight, President Obama is expected to give his first State of the Union address to the nation. And for the first time ever, social media has already begun to play a role in the president’s State of the Union speech. First the Rethink Afghanistan organization has started a widespread war protest on the White House’s Facebook page. What started as an effort to obtains 20,000 signatures on Rethink Afghanistan’s website, moved to the social media world after they had reached their goal. (more…)