(CNN) – Some government entities took to Twitter to notify Americans that they're going dark in light of the government shutdown.
While some kept it straight, others took a more light-hearted approach. (On a related note, be sure to see below how Google is tipping its hat to Yosemite National Park's 123rd anniversary.)
Due to government shutdown, we will not be posting or responding from this account. Farewell, humans. Sort it out yourselves.—
(@NASAVoyager2) October 01, 2013
In the event of government shutdown, we will not be posting or responding from this account. We sincerely hope to resume tweets soon.—
Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) October 01, 2013
(CNN) – He's only been on Twitter for a few months, but former president Bill Clinton has almost mastered the "selfie."
He's not quite there yet, as evidenced by a photo posted Tuesday on Twitter of him and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Update 12:21 p.m. ET on Tuesday 6/11: That didn't take long. Only 24 hours after unlocking her profile, Clinton has gained more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, and issued her inaugural tweet:
The names she cites are the founders of the popular "Texts from Hillary" blog, which went viral using the photo that now serves as Clinton's profile pic.
(CNN) – Mr. President: Mitch McConnell is ready to have that drink.
The Senate Minority Leader's campaign team posted a photo on Twitter of McConnell sitting at a bar with an empty seat and two drinks.
(CNN) – A tweet by the nation’s largest newswire about a catastrophe at the White House was nearly immediately shot down as false on Tuesday.
The Associated Press message read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has found his way back onto Twitter, nearly two years after accidentally posting a famous tweet that ushered his political downfall.
Weiner launched a new account, @anthonyweiner, on Monday. Sitting next to his name is the famous blue checkmark, verifying the account as official.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee admitted sending out a flashy tweet this week hoping reporters would fall for a ruse to help generate publicity for his home district. But he also raised more questions about his original motivations.
Cohen told reporters Friday he was retaliating against what he called "gotcha journalism" and that they should have been more careful two months ago treating a story about his daughter.
(CNN) - Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is based in San Francisco, but has said being mayor of New York City would be his dream job,
The "desire to be mayor is more of an aspirational kind, or raising the bar of how I should be thinking," Dorsey said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."FULL STORY