August 24th, 2009
08:50 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama's White House passes 1M followers on Twitter

White House's official Twitter account garnered its millionth Twitter follower Sunday.
White House's official Twitter account garnered its millionth Twitter follower Sunday.

WASHINGTON (CNN)– President Barack Obama’s wired White House is now in the seven figures category on Twitter.

“A million followers – nice,” the White House (@whitehouse) wrote in a short blast - known as a “tweet” - that was sent out Sunday afternoon. “What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell? Tell us @whitehouse.”

In crossing the 1 million-follower threshold on Twitter, the Obama administration official account still trails behind Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Obama’s opponent in the 2008 elections.

McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) racked up his millionth Twitter follower nearly six weeks agoand now has roughly 1.2 million followers on the popular micro-blogging site.

Related: Twitter is 'a phenomenal way of communicating,' says McCain

But when you take into account all of the followers on Obama’s Twitter accounts, McCain is looking at the president’s back. Obama’s presidential campaign Twitter account (@BarackObama) has more than 2 million followers.


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