Although seemingly every journalist and politician now feels compelled to share their every thought and experience via the magic of Twitter, we never expected the trend would reach John McCain. Keep in mind, this is the same man who, during the campaign, admitted, “I don’t e-mail, I’ve never felt the particular need to e-mail,” and whose aide once had to assure the public, “John McCain is aware of the Internet.” But it’s true! McCain is getting with the times, and he not only has a Twitter page, but, supposedly, personally bangs out his own tweets, sort of. “YEs!! I am twittering on my blackberry but not without a little help!” reads one unnecessarily enthusiastic tweet from this morning, prompted by God knows what. Who knows how much help he gets — he definitely didn’t figure out Internet shorthands like “ICYMI” on his own. Give the man some credit, though; he’s come a long, long way.
McCain 2.0: Senator on Twitter, with a new BlackBerry to boot [Political Ticker/CNN]