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mlyonsd
02-17-2010, 02:02 PM
Obama Seeks New Social Media Mouthpiece

If you're "passionate about engaging millions" in advancing President Obama's agenda, the commander in chief has a job for you.

Help wanted. Must tweet.

If you're "passionate about engaging millions" in advancing President Obama's agenda, the commander in chief has a job for you.

The Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America -- the successor organization to Obama for America -- are seeking a "social networks manager" to oversee Obama's accounts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. The ideal new hire, according to the official job description (http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/socnetsmanager), will possess "strong, sharp and personable" writing skills, as well as the ability to craft messages that "move people to act" and managing multiple "complex" projects.

Be prepared to lose some sleep: "Ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job," reads another job qualification.

Candidates must also be willing to relocate to Washington, and preference will be given to those with experience in electoral campaigns and advocacy or nonprofit organizations.

The president's next social network mouthpiece will have his -- or her -- hands full with Obama's 7.5 million-plus Facebook fans (http://www.facebook.com/barackobama), 3.3 million Twitter followers (http://twitter.com/BARACKOBAMA) and nearly 2 million MySpace friends (http://www.myspace.com/barackobama). The White House, in contrast, has less than 500,000 Facebook fans.

Recent posts to Obama's Facebook page have included well-wishes to Team USA in Vancouver and calls to "support candidates who fight" for health care reform.

"An alarming new study shows that U.S. health care spending rose to an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009 and is projected to nearly double by 2019," a Feb. 10 posting reads. "We can't kick this problem down the road for another decade -- or even another year."

The starting salary for the position is unclear, as is the number of applications that have been received since the opening was posted late last week. Several messages to the DNC seeking comment Tuesday were not returned.

Mia Cambronero, who currently holds the position, will step down by the end of the month from her "infamous job as 'Barack Obama's twitterer,'" according to an e-mail posted to a listserv. "We're looking for someone to start immediately," the posting read.

Attempts to reach Cambronero, whose personal Facebook profile can be found here (http://www.facebook.com/mpcambronero), were unsuccessful Tuesday. She formerly served as a fellow for the New Organizing Institute, a "progressive advocacy and campaign training program" that was established by the liberal political advocacy group MoveOn.org in November 2005. Cambronero graduated from Georgetown University in 2008, according to her profile.

Judging from Cambronero's past, her successor would do well to write lefthanded.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/16/obama-seeks-new-social-media-mouthpiece/

mlyonsd
02-17-2010, 02:07 PM
Okay, be honest......

Do we have any Obama Facebook friends or Twitter followers on the board?

wild1
02-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Big Red Chief get fired or something?

blaise
02-17-2010, 02:13 PM
"hey tweeps! Issue of People coming with Obama Easter plans. trying to get back on Letterman soon, too."

Do I get the job?

mlyonsd
02-17-2010, 02:54 PM
"hey tweeps! Issue of People coming with Obama Easter plans. trying to get back on Letterman soon, too."

Do I get the job?

Heh, I think this seriously would be a good job for jAZ.

talastan
02-17-2010, 03:59 PM
Heh, I think this seriously would be a good job for jAZ.

Jenson, Reaper or Orange could all apply as well.

RJ
02-17-2010, 04:04 PM
You know what's really weird?

That position will probably be the norm in future administrations.

A Twitter Czar and a texting Czar.

Jenson71
02-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Jenson, Reaper or Orange could all apply as well.

Interesting post. Very few of my posts indicate that I'm an Obama apologist, yet you didn't spell my name "Jensen."

banyon
02-17-2010, 04:12 PM
I don't use any of these services much, but people younger than me do, frequently and almost exclusively. We think young people are apathetic and disengaged, so it seems like a pretty decent attempt to reach some of them. The RNC can and will follow suit, if it hasn't already.

Norman Einstein
02-17-2010, 04:48 PM
I think we should nominate Banyon, it would be a fitting appointment.

Jenson71
02-17-2010, 04:50 PM
I think we should nominate Banyon, it would be a fitting appointment.

Clever.

Norman Einstein
02-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Clever.

Your response, zero, nada, zilch, worthless, no good, and surely not clever.

Jenson71
02-17-2010, 05:37 PM
4th time around: "I think we should nominate (x)!!"

Har har.

Norman Einstein
02-17-2010, 05:41 PM
4th time around: "I think we should nominate (x)!!"

Har har.

Is it possible that you can make any more stupid statements in one day?

I thnk I'll let vasillate all by your self. Left hand, right hand.

Jenson71
02-17-2010, 05:46 PM
I thnk I'll let vasillate all by your self. Left hand, right hand.

Insightful.

Norman Einstein
02-17-2010, 05:49 PM
You know what's really weird?

That position will probably be the norm in future administrations.

A Twitter Czar and a texting Czar.

Another person filling a position that has been selected for their ability to fuck off on the internet and bypass the constitution.

|Zach|
02-17-2010, 05:50 PM
I don't use any of these services much, but people younger than me do, frequently and almost exclusively. We think young people are apathetic and disengaged, so it seems like a pretty decent attempt to reach some of them. The RNC can and will follow suit, if it hasn't already.

Twitter interestingly enough is not very well adopted by Generation Y and younger.

mlyonsd
02-17-2010, 06:17 PM
Jenson, Reaper or Orange could all apply as well.

I wasn't being funny when I thought jAZ would be good at the job. He has a command of the internet, articulate, and believes in the message.

Mile High Mania
02-18-2010, 07:12 AM
It's funny that there are so many followers on those social media outlets... it's just propaganda and fluff, nothing big at all. I remember during the elections that the candidates had LinkedIn profiles. You could connect to them and ask questions. I remember reading the sincere questions and thinking "Do you people really think any of these candidates read this? Hell, most likely have never actually been on the site."

go bowe
02-18-2010, 04:16 PM
Obama Seeks New Social Media Mouthpiece

If you're "passionate about engaging millions" in advancing President Obama's agenda, the commander in chief has a job for you.

Help wanted. Must tweet.

If you're "passionate about engaging millions" in advancing President Obama's agenda, the commander in chief has a job for you.

The Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America -- the successor organization to Obama for America -- are seeking a "social networks manager" to oversee Obama's accounts on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. The ideal new hire, according to the official job description (http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/socnetsmanager), will possess "strong, sharp and personable" writing skills, as well as the ability to craft messages that "move people to act" and managing multiple "complex" projects.

Be prepared to lose some sleep: "Ready to work hard; this isn't a 9-5 sort of job," reads another job qualification.

Candidates must also be willing to relocate to Washington, and preference will be given to those with experience in electoral campaigns and advocacy or nonprofit organizations.

The president's next social network mouthpiece will have his -- or her -- hands full with Obama's 7.5 million-plus Facebook fans (http://www.facebook.com/barackobama), 3.3 million Twitter followers (http://twitter.com/BARACKOBAMA) and nearly 2 million MySpace friends (http://www.myspace.com/barackobama). The White House, in contrast, has less than 500,000 Facebook fans.

Recent posts to Obama's Facebook page have included well-wishes to Team USA in Vancouver and calls to "support candidates who fight" for health care reform.

"An alarming new study shows that U.S. health care spending rose to an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009 and is projected to nearly double by 2019," a Feb. 10 posting reads. "We can't kick this problem down the road for another decade -- or even another year."

The starting salary for the position is unclear, as is the number of applications that have been received since the opening was posted late last week. Several messages to the DNC seeking comment Tuesday were not returned.

Mia Cambronero, who currently holds the position, will step down by the end of the month from her "infamous job as 'Barack Obama's twitterer,'" according to an e-mail posted to a listserv. "We're looking for someone to start immediately," the posting read.

Attempts to reach Cambronero, whose personal Facebook profile can be found here (http://www.facebook.com/mpcambronero), were unsuccessful Tuesday. She formerly served as a fellow for the New Organizing Institute, a "progressive advocacy and campaign training program" that was established by the liberal political advocacy group MoveOn.org in November 2005. Cambronero graduated from Georgetown University in 2008, according to her profile.

Judging from Cambronero's past, her successor would do well to write lefthanded.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/16/obama-seeks-new-social-media-mouthpiece/hey now...

i' m left handed...

mlyonsd
02-18-2010, 04:57 PM
hey now...

i' m left handed...

I'll bet your car doesn't even turn right.

orange
02-18-2010, 05:04 PM
Jenson, Reaper or Orange could all apply as well.

I don't do short messages.

... ooops.

BucEyedPea
02-18-2010, 07:00 PM
Jenson, Reaper or Orange could all apply as well.
LMAO but you forgot banyon. He LOVES to control thought. He'd be all over Taco and have him jailed in nano-seconds.;)

WoodDraw
02-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Wow, the DNC wants someone in charge of social media? Remarkable. News worthy, even. At least for craigslist. Or, maybe monster.com. For everyone else, who gives a fuck?

mlyonsd
02-18-2010, 07:14 PM
Wow, the DNC wants someone in charge of social media? Remarkable. News worthy, even. At least for craigslist. Or, maybe monster.com. For everyone else, who gives a ****?
ROFL