Thursday, January 19, 2017

Donald Trump is getting a second Twitter account Friday: @POTUS - Recode

In other tech transition topics, see The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge (Steve Levy in Backchannel)

"That means that if you currently follow @POTUS under the Obama administration, you’ll continue to follow the account as it moves under Trump’s control. The stream of tweets will be wiped clean so Trump and his team can start fresh.

Twitter will also automatically follow a new account for you — @POTUS44 — where Obama’s stream of tweets live. The same process will take place for a number of other high-profile accounts, like @FLOTUS (First Lady Michelle Obama) and @WhiteHouse.

So we know how the accounts will change hands, but we don’t know how Trump will use @POTUS, if at all. Earlier this week, Trump suggested he’d continue to use his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, which has more followers (more than 20.3 million at last count)."
Donald Trump is getting a second Twitter account Friday: @POTUS - Recode
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