As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h
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Although Obama publicly has said he has never used Twitter, the president's official Twitter account has more than 5.5 million followers and is following more than 700,000 people. Organizing for America -- a special project of the Democratic National Committee -- runs the Barack Obama account. The official White House Twitter account has more than 1.8 million followers and itself follows about 100 people. In March, French police arrested a man for allegedly hacking into the president's Twitter account.
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