In its first foray into the social media site Vine, the White House chose Monday to include an interesting image: President Barack Obama endlessly pedaling a bicycle going nowhere.
As part of its ongoing quest to control messaging, the White House on Monday began using Vine—a site that creates GIF-like videos—to promote the White House Science Fair, which celebrates student science projects. Its maiden Vine was of Bill Nye the Science Guy, and actor and longtime PBS host LeVar Burton promoting the event.
In a second social media kickoff Monday, the White House announced a Twitter account for second lady Jill Biden (@DrBiden), which will be run by White House staff and will feature some tweets from the second lady, who will sign personal messages with "-Jill."
She already wrote the following:
Monday's moves are the latest actions taken by the White House to control access by communicating directly with the public via Twitter, Flickr and other social media tools.Read More »from White House begins using Vine, features Obama pedaling bike to nowhere