Celebrating 3,000,000 @WhiteHouse Twitter Followers

Today, the White House Twitter account reached 3,000,000 followers! The White House uses Twitter to connect with citizens around the country and keep our followers up-to-date on the latest news from the President and the Obama Administration. 

To celebrate 3,000,000 followers, we want to hear from you: Tell us why you follow @WhiteHouse. Let us know on Twitter with the hashtag #FollowWH. We'll highlight some of our favorite responses on WhiteHouse.gov.

From the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House to launching the Twitter Q&A series "Office Hours," we're continually looking for new ways to engage with Americans. Do you have feedback on how the White House uses twitter or ideas on what we can do better? Share them with us through this webform or on Twitter using the hashtag #WHWeb. We look forward to getting your feedback.

Take a look at some of our top Twitter moments over the years below or on Storify, and don't miss a new behind the scenes video with President Obama answering your questions on Twitter.

Celebrating 3,000,000 @WhiteHouse Twitter Followers

The White House uses Twitter to connect with citizens around the country and keep our followers up-to-date on the latest news from the White House. Check out some of our favorite moments on Twitter and let us know why you #FollowWH.

Storified by The White House · Sat, Aug 04 2012 01:20:31

May 5, 2009: The White Houselaunches the @WhiteHouse account on Twitter
Welcome to the official Twitter page for the White House!The White House
July 6, 2011: President Obama hosts the first everTwitter Town Hall at the White House.
BREAKING: 1st Twitter @townhall w/ Pres Obama at the WH on 7/6 @ 2ET. #AskObama your Qs on the economy & jobs: http://askobama.twitter.comThe White House
The Twitter Town Hall also marks the first everWhite House Tweetup, a chance for White House followers to attend in-person events and meet with White House officials.
Announcing WH Tweetups! Some lucky @whitehouse followers will get invites to the Twitter @townhall @ the WH: http://wh.gov/17tThe White House

July 26, 2011:The White Houselaunches Twitter Q&A series “Office Hours” using the hashtag #WHChat to answer questions about key issues.

Thanks everyone for joining our 1st WH Office Hours. What'd you think of the #WHChat? Let us know how we can improve.The White House
October 19, 2011: First Lady Michelle Obama sendsher first tweet from @JoiningForces, calling on Americans to show their support military families, before Game One of the World Series in St. Louis.
The First Lady's First Tweetwhitehouse
December 2011: People around the country use the hashtag#40dollars to speak out about the importance of extending the payroll tax cut andyour voices made all the difference.
Thanks to all who shared #40dollars stories. Today's victory is yours. Keep making your voices heard – it makes all the difference. –boThe White House
Why Your Voice Matterswhitehouse
January 2012: Following the State of the Union Address, the White House hosts a Twitter Office Hours marathon with more than 30 administration officials answering questions from people around the country. The State of the Union Twitter Q&A series marks Vice President Biden's first Twitter interview.
PHOTO: VP kicking off his 1st live @Twitter chat in #NewHampshire earlier today http://pic.twitter.com/Bs1FKb2vOffice of VP Biden
May 24, 2012: President Obama participates in a surprise Q&A on Twitter focused on his to-do list for Congress to create jobs.
Let's try this: After I speak here in Iowa about clean energy jobs, I'll answer a few questions on #CongressToDoList. Ask w/ #WHChat -boThe White House
Behind-the-Scenes Video: Twitter Q&A with President Obamawhitehouse
June 2012: Young people all over the country use the hashtag#DontDoubleMyRate and make their voices heard to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling.
Why Your Voice Matters - #Dontdoublemyratewhitehouse

August 5, 2012:@WhiteHouse reaches 3,000,000 followers!

Already following @WhiteHouse? Be sure to check out all of our official accounts:

  • @blog44; The White House blog
  • @JoiningForces; Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to support military families
  • @lacasablanca; White House updates in Spanish
  • @letsmove; Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids
  • @OMBPress; Office of Management and Budget
  • @VP; Office of Vice President Biden
  • @WeThePeople; We The People, The White House Petition Tool
  • @WhiteHouseOSTP; Office of Science and Technology
  • @WhiteHouseCEQ; Center of Environmental Quality
  • @WHLive; White House live updates
  • @Brundage44; Amy Brundage, Deputy Press Secretary
  • @ChrisLu44; Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary
  • @DavidAgnew44; David Agnew, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • @jearnest44; Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary
  • @jesseclee44; Jesse Lee, Director of Progressive Media and Online Response
  • @JonCarson44; Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement
  • @jsmith44; Jamie Smith, Deputy Press Secretary
  • @ks44; Kori Schulman, Director of Online Engagement, Office of Digital Strategy
  • @macon44; Macon Phillips, Director of the Office of Digital Strategy
  • @petesouza;Pete Souza, Director of the White House Photography Office
  • @pfeiffer44; Dan Pfeiffer, Director of Communications
  • @PressSec; Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary
  • @vj44; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President
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