Former president Bill Clinton has officially joined Twitter, using the handle @billclinton.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013
.@billclinton - Welcome to Twitter, Dad!
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 25, 2013
He sent his first tweet late Wednesday night and by Thursday morning had about 300,000 followers. Earlier this month, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert helped Clinton set up a Twitter account on his show, using the handle @PrezBillyJeff.
"I think I’m sort of insecure. What if you tweet, and nobody tweets back?” Clinton asked. “There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right? You're just wandering around in cyberspace.”
Just last night, Colbert lamented that Clinton hadn't used the account again. Now that Clinton has his own account, Colbert is triumphant:
I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013