CNN beats Obama to the punch on Twitter

Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to announce his vice president through personal text messages and emails. I still haven't gotten mine.

Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to announce his vice president through personal text messages and emails. I still haven't gotten mine.

I first heart about it yesterday evening via CNN's Breaking News feed on Twitter:

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I could have played a full round of golf in the time it took Obama to tweet out his choice:

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Granted, Twitter isn't his main audience, but the 66,000 followers make him the #1 user. Those thousands of people are probably in the upper 1% of Americans to be always connected all the time. These power users are very influential because they have a handle on the blogosphere. One blog post turns into 100.

If Obama was really hip to it, he would have said @joebiden instead of spelling out the senator's name.

How did you find out about his choice? Did you get his text message?

UPDATE: That is not CNN's official Twitter feed. It's run by a fan of CNN. Alaska Miller from Gawker shared this link with me explaining the story.

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