The White House joins Twitter

Several months after largely abandoning his campaign Twitter feed, President Obama's Twitter page has made the transition to the White House.

@BarackObama tweeted Friday:
The White House just joined Twitter. Follow @whitehouse to get updates on the H1N1 flu and other top issues.


The first White House tweet came this afternoon:
Welcome to the official Twitter page for the White House!


The site was established earlier today, but had been private and protected before becoming publicly available.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) quickly supported the launch on its own page, tweeting:
RT @BarackObama The White House just joined Twitter. Follow @whitehouse to get updates on the H1N1 flu and other top issues.


Cross-posted on the Briefing Room.