Opinion: @Obama nds nu Twitter guy/gal 2 pretend they Pres, offer 140 char msgs vs. @SarahPalinUSA, @KarlRove
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President Obama is looking for a replacement to stand in as his Internet persona.
The Democratic National Committee has posted a job ad seeking a ‘social networks manager,’ as the Wall Street Journal points out. The person will cover online social media duties including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
The Journal writes:
Mia Cambronero, who currently holds the job, “will be stepping down from my infamous role as ‘Barack Obama’s twitterer,’” she said in an email message posted to a listserv. “We’re looking for someone who is available to start immediately. ”The new hire will work closely with the rest of the new media department to execute grassroots campaigns to advance the President’s agenda for change,’ the listing says. Among the qualifications sought: “Ready to work hard; this isn’t a 9-5 sort of job.”
As the DNC begins to look torward the 2012 election, it seems social media will again play a role in campaigning.
Though, we are surprised they’re still paying attention to Rupert Murdoch’s MySpace, which is like sooo 2005.
Obama plans to continue passing off the tweeting duties to someone else, despite drawing criticism in November when he said, ‘I have never used Twitter.’ Still haven’t developed any dexterity in those thumbs, huh?
We expect the new job candidate will need to strictly adhere to the high standards of the current Twitter profile. Such as this one from October when the president received the Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Humbled.’ Or this one: ‘Happy New Year!’
-- Mark Milian