Saturday, February 13, 2010

WH Press Sec. Gibbs Learning Twitter

Robert Gibbs is the press secretary to the President of the United States. He deals with media and media people. A guy in his position should be savvy in all things dealing with communication, including web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and so on. Incredibly, he is only now learning about Twitter - one of the most powerfully influential social media the Internet has ever produced. He calls it "the twitter," like your grandmother might. This afternoon, Gibbs finally tried out Twitter. His first posting ("tweet"): "Learning about 'the twitter' - easing into this with first tweet - any tips?" Gibbs' Twitter name is "PressSec". I went to his page at 6:46 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 13, 2010. I expected to find humorously stupid things there, but I could not have expected even Gibbs to be even this stupid. I was dumfounded to find that he has only just begun, had made only that one posting to his page, and - over year into his job - is still trying to get up to speed on a medium he should have mastered three years ago inside of a few hours. If you have any tips for Mr. Gibbs, log onto Twitter and post to @PressSec. He'll appreciate your helpful tips, I'm sure. RELATED: White House press corps no longer finds Robert Gibbs funny Robert Gibbs gets Twitter account - gets insulted immediately Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed