Ex-presidents are in the news today.
President Obama and all of his living predecessors are gathering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for the dedication of the Bush Library
. That’s Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
One of those former presidents also made waves in the social media world. Late Wednesday night, Bill Clinton sent his first official tweet:
Comedian Stephen Colbert had taught Clinton to tweet on “The Colbert Report,” under the handle @PrezBillyJeff
. But @BillClinton
is the official account, which Twitter verified. Another tweet mentions Colbert, as well as Chelsea Clinton.
To which his daughter Chelsea replied:
Thus far, Clinton has more than 300,000 followers. He’s following eight feeds:
As Mashable notes
, and judging by this list, it appears Clinton's Twitter feed will focus on promoting his various organizations; however, his tweets so far suggest the former president will also have some fun with the account.