If you have a Twitter account and were ‘following’ @BarackObama – President Barack Obama – you likely know what happened on Friday. @BarackObama basically spammed with his Twitter account by repeatedly telling his ‘followers’ to tweet, email, or call congressmen. The tweets basically told ‘followers’: If you live in such-and-such a state, tweet @congressmanwhoever and @anothercongressmanwhoever and tell them to…
The annoyance proved to backfire big-time. By late afternoon, @BarackObama’s number of ‘followers’ was reportedly down at least 33,000. If a ‘regular Joe’ had done that all day, one wonders if Twitter would have suspended the user’s account.
It is assumed that President Barack Obama does a lot of campaigning through that Twitter account and likely regrets having lost the tens of thousands of fan ‘followers.’
Here are some of the tweets that responded to the @BarackObama ‘spam’ which occurred on Friday regarding the @BarackObama tweet-attack:
johnpoz John P. / @BarackObama Tell your staff to stop using Twitter as an attack tool. Its neither appropriate social media conduct, or flattering to you.
keithurbahn Keith Urbahn / RT @jasoninthehouse: @BarackObama Mr. President, where is your plan? Happy to chat with you when you have something.
annimaniac Ann Miura-Ko / Thanks @BarackObama for spamming my Twitter feed
THEHermanCain Herman Cain / @BarackObama’s tweets are longer than his budget… which is none. #compromise
HuffPostPol HuffPost Politics / @BarackObama loses Twitter followers by the thousands during all-day debt deal campaign.
joshgillespie Josh Gillespie / Shh, don’t spoil it! RT @FirstCavTommy: If @BarackObama really wants a bipartisan compromise, why is he only Tweeting GOP names? #tcot #p2
ProudoftheUSA Melissia / I say thanks to @BarackObama 4 providing such a complete list of Repub. twitter addresses. Now I can show all of them my support.
ResistTyranny Resist Tyranny / RT @hoss7071: Dear @BarackObama, requesting that people TwitterSp@m members of Congress isn’t the same as having a debt plan of your own.
katyabram Katy Abram / TWEET OF THE DAY RT @MadVoterInMN @BarackObama Understand you lost over 50k followers today…Congratulations on at least reducing something
And probably the best tweet:
RepFlores Rep. Bill Flores / Thanks @BarackObama for all the new Twitter followers. We tried to search for your debt limit plan & found this: http://t.co/yVS2TDw
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