Opinion: Barack Obama’s tweet suggests Twittering your Congress member on healthcare reform

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Things to do this morning, according to President Obama:

Eat healthy (so much for that bacon-wrapped Krispy Kreme) and Twitter my congresswoman.

Obama has sent a tweet on the exploding social network encouraging his Twitter followers to send messages urging their Congress members to support healthcare reform.

‘Are you calling & writing members of congress re: health insurance reform?’ Obama’s tweet asked. ‘Now you can tweet them too.’


The link goes to a page on called Tweet Your Senator. In addition to a tool for finding your senator by inputting a Zip Code and quickly posting to your profile, there’s a nifty map that plots similar tweets from around the country.

Judging by all of the activity on the map, Obama is successfully leveraging some of his 1.8 million Twitter followers to help pass his healthcare legislation. Plus the regular e-mails to millions on his vast fundraising list. (Now, aren’t you glad you gave away your address?)

Meanwhile, the White House eagerly tries to inflate its Twitter follower count to a million in order to achieve the same muscle as the president -- or Ashton Kutcher, for that matter, who is almost 3 million strong.

-- Mark Milian

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