Obama Wants to Twitter, Facebook: Looking for Experts

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  1. GekiDan

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    London, Feb 17: US President Barack Obama is on the look out for a social media expert to manage and update his MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages.

    The politician's present ghost tweeter is believed to be resigning from the post and so the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is set to employ a "social networks manager".

    The job application warns the candidate must be "ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job", reports Sky News.

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    Wow, the President of the US wants to hire someone just to update his Twitter and Facebook. Looks like can give much to anyone who can do this for him.

    What do you think?
     
  2. AverageJoe

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    Someone needs to tell the prez that Myspace is no longer the kind of the hill. It's more of a lowly peasant in the village. However Twitter and Facebook are read hot at the moment. Whoever gets the gig I hope they do a good job.
     
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    President Obama wouldn't be the first person to hire someone to manage their social media profiles. It would be impossible for someone as busy as him to do it himself.

    The person recruited won't simply be posting what he / she is asked but will be required to "craft messages that move people to act, and ... know what actions will achieve the right impact at the right time". That makes it sound like an important and powerful position because the person selected will be posting messages, as if they are coming directly from the President.
     

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