President Biden is now posting into the fediverse

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mox

Threads? How disappointing. The White House would do better to operate its own fediverse presence.

Damage

Like the EU does

YUROP!

Ignacio

And some governments, like Germany and The Netherlands.

sushibowl

It's generally accepted wisdom that the American government is bad at doing anything at all and therefore should suck as much corporate dick as possible to get the corporations to do things instead. A flawless system to be sure.

🚫🍌 no banana

While it is of course disappointing that he's doing it on threads it is very nice to see how Twitter is slowly starting to move from being market dominant to being just one of many.

We all hope to see politicians shitpost on Mastodon one day, but it's obvious why threads is drawing a crowd. Because people have heard of it, and it's easy to get into.

Sibbo

Imagine if twitter some day opens its gates and starts federating with everyone. Then the musk takeover would have actually improved the world. Even though it hurt his purse a lot, but that is also an improvement I believe.

RatBin

If he can't nickel and dime every single thing, he won't do it. Right now the fediverse isn't very monetised for him to consider. Among social media platform, old twitter was not excellent but open. Under musk, x is insular and lonely...'cause who tf wants to share data with it.

Zombie-Mantis

A nice first step. Here's hoping they make a Mastodon account next.

DirkMcCallahan

Good. Fuck Twitter.

Cyberflunk

Threads != Fediverse

Fuck meta

Mubelotix

Threads ⊆ Fediverse

laxe

Oh god, please make this a strict inclusion

Mubelotix

It already is

Hiro8811

Fuck meta!

Etterra

If real, then you mean "President Biden's social media coordinator is now posting into the Fediverse."

I'm pretty sure the annoying orange is the only pres/ex-prez who wasted time on official social media.

werefreeatlast

That's just my cousin Nick!

badbytes

Pandering scent in the air.

Ahri Boy

As well as Alejandra Caraballo.

Adub

Strategic Taiwanese-American communication play just got initiated

mlg

Might actually take this opportunity to spam the crap out his account before Facebook inevitably adds their regular content filter to prevent actual conversations from occurring.

Nilz

I like how his name is "President Joe Biden" as if not to be confused with the other Joe Biden. Also this insinuates that he is the president of Threads, or the Fediverse, or even the world maybe?

XeroxCool

That's standard for the potus account. The name changes to who is current and that's the channel used for presidential statements*. A president still has their own account, not named as president, and is used for personal statements.

  • rule not applicable 2016-2020 when a personal account was retconned to be an official channel
Nilz

Ah I see, understandable. Still it's presented like he's the universal/everyone's president.

Richard

I don't know why you are getting downvoted. He is definitely not my president, I am not from that country!

Takumidesh

Because it's his title. Regardless of where you live.

We still say King Charles or President Macron.

Nilz

Fair point. Can't argue with that.

btaf45 , edited

King Charles III isn't my king either. Still a king though. And doing a much better job than King Charles I

Zehzin

"Look me over, if you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden"

He's definitely making sure everyone knows it's him and not the other Biden

🚫🍌 no banana , edited

Wait there's no other Joe Biden?

HubertManne

My cousin is phil collins.

Sibbo

Some other countries have the decency to add something like "of the USA" to the name. But this being the USA, of course he is just "the" president.