January 29th, 2010
11:20 AM ET
10 years ago

First on the Ticker: Ambassador Rice joins Twitter and Facebook



Washington (CNN) – U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice created both a Facebook and Twitter account late Thursday.

Rice is the fourth Obama cabinet member to join Twitter, the micro-blog social networking site, while the eighth to join Facebook.

While many Twitter accounts are used for Cabinet member's thoughts while running in between meetings (or the bathroom), expect Rice's account to be more formal. Her office hopes people who are interested in U.S. foreign policy and want insights into the U.N. to follow her. Both accounts will send out official news and notes from her office. Her first tweet and Facebook message was a link to a formal video where Rice reported on Obama's first year at the United Nations.

When asked why Rice decided to launch Facebook and Twitter accounts, her communications director told CNN it was "to directly communicate with Americans and others who care about U.S. foreign policy and are interested in following it on a daily basis."

Filed under: Social Media • Social Networking • Susan Rice • Twitter
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Being on social media, does not make for sound government policies.

    January 29, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  2. Dodd Democrat...

    Not too impressed by Susan Rice. She comes off as arrogant, self centered and unprepared.

    January 29, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. TCM

    Another incompetent, Obama cronie....just like Jarrett, Axlerod, Napalitano....and the rest of the thug squad

    January 29, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |