In addition to @whitehouse, Obama administration officials also post on @lacasablanca, @PressSec, @billburton44, @petesouza, @macon44, @whitehouseostp, @OpenGov, @JoiningForces and @LetsMove. The survey asks Twitter users if they follow White House feeds or whether they knew they even existed. It also asks if people think the White House is posting enough information on its Twitter feed or if they want to see more.
Other information sought in the survey is what type of social media sites people are using and how often they use them. In addition to Twitter, the survey asks people to report back on their use of Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Reddit, and Delicious. It also asks people if there are other social-networking sites they use and how often they use them.
The Obama administration is certainly the most active so far in its use of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, but, to be fair, Obama is the first president to have such a wide audience for social-networking activity. New data from Pew Research shows that 13% of adult Web users in the states are using Twitter, up from 8% in November.
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