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Celebrating 3,000,000 @WhiteHouse Twitter Followers

The White House uses Twitter to connect with citizens around the country and keep our followers up-to-date on the latest news from the White House. Check out some of our favorite moments on Twitter and let us know why you #FollowWH.


  1. May 5, 2009: The White House launches the @WhiteHouse account on Twitter
  2. July 6, 2011: President Obama hosts the first ever Twitter Town Hall at the White House.
  3. The Twitter Town Hall also marks the first ever White House Tweetup, a chance for White House followers to attend in-person events and meet with White House officials.
  4. July 26, 2011: The White House launches Twitter Q&A series “Office Hours” using the hashtag #WHChat to answer questions about key issues.

  5. October 19, 2011: First Lady Michelle Obama sends her first tweet from @JoiningForces, calling on Americans to show their support military families, before Game One of the World Series in St. Louis.
  6. The First Lady's First Tweet
  7. December 2011: People around the country use the hashtag #40dollars to speak out about the importance of extending the payroll tax cut and your voices made all the difference.
  8. Why Your Voice Matters
  9. January 2012: Following the State of the Union Address, the White House hosts a Twitter Office Hours marathon with more than 30 administration officials answering questions from people around the country. The State of the Union Twitter Q&A series marks Vice President Biden's first Twitter interview.
  10. May 24, 2012: President Obama participates in a surprise Q&A on Twitter focused on his to-do list for Congress to create jobs.
  11. Behind-the-Scenes Video: Twitter Q&A with President Obama
  12. June 2012: Young people all over the country use the hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate and make their voices heard to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling.
  13. August 4, 2012: @WhiteHouse reaches 3,000,000 followers!