Obama Twitter – A love story from the beginning
Twitter played a very important role in the two elections Barack Obama won and his Twitter activity has been always quite high. At this moment Barack Obama’s Twitter account has 112M followers and it is one of the most followed accounts of all times. In this post we will analyze his Twitter activity since he opened his account back in March 2007. We will only analyze the tweets he (or his team) sent, not the RTs he made. This is important as we are going to focus on the original tweets sent by Barack Obama. Our hashtag tracking report won’t contain retweets.
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Barack Obama was the US President from January 20th 2009 to January 20th 2017 when Donald Trump took Office. He actively used the Presidential Twitter account @Potus. However, he also kept his personal account active. He has sent almost 11K original tweets until today (UPDATED Jan 2021) and the timeline looks like this:
The following image shows the general stats of the Tweets sent by Barack Obama. This is a screenshot of a Tweet Binder report.
How many retweets and likes have Obama’s tweets received?
Until this day, Barack Obama’s Twitter account has received millions of likes and retweets, exactly:
- Retweets: 34,722,020.
- Likes: 117,938,817
What is the most retweeted tweet of Obama?
Barack Obama has a tweet that until today has got over 1.6M retweets and it is also his most liked tweet. He tweeted it after the Charlottesville car attack in August 2017:
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
Just as a comparison, current President at that time (Donald Trump) got 50k retweets when tweeting about the attack:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Here is a list of the TOP 10 tweets sent by Barack Obama
|Date||Tweet||Permalink||Retweet count||Likes count|
|13/8/2017 0:06:09||“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” https://t.co/InZ58zkoAm||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/896523232098078720||1598051||4397779|
|7/11/2012 4:16:18||Four more years. http://t.co/bAJE6Vom||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/266031293945503744||858653||579477|
|20/11/2017 19:02:11||ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth–
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
ME: Joe.Happy birthday to @JoeBiden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have. https://t.co/sKbXjNiEjH
|13/8/2017 0:06:27||“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…”||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/896523304873238528||459580||1508138|
|22/2/2018 16:00:44||Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We’ve been waiting for you. And we’ve got your backs.||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/966704319658647553||417695||1571689|
|20/9/2017 2:30:52||Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos.||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/910330388219916290||405654||1409797|
|20/1/2017 21:04:08||Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/822550300942856193||398719||1763972|
|13/8/2017 0:06:39||“…For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/896523357272911872||380447||1345308|
|20/7/2017 0:49:02||John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/887836712822558720||379814||1981625|
|2/10/2017 12:41:16||Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.||https://www.twitter.com/user/status/914832655170011137||361693||1608294|
What device is Obama using on Twitter?
These are the devices Obama uses to tweet:
|Twitter Web Client||8918|
|Twitter for iPhone||377|
|Twitter Web App||161|
|Twitter Media Studio||63|
|Obama for America||10|
It is very interesting to see that most of the tweets from Obama’s Twitter account have been sent from the website, from a computer and not from a mobile device. This is understandable because it is safer to do it from a computer. In fact, now that he is not President, he mostly tweets from his iPhone.
What hashtag has Obama used the most on Twitter?
These are the hashtags Obama has used the most on Twitter. His first hashtag is related with the Act on Climate:
How many times has Obama mentioned Michelle Obama on Twitter?
If we analyze the Twitter accounts Obama has mentioned oves the years during his “Twitter life”, we see something interesting. He mentions very few people, there is only one account he’s being mentioning a lot: @ofa “Organizing For Action” which was founded right after Obama’s re-election in 2013. His wife Michelle is mentioned 54 times, here are the accounts the President mentions:
Analyze the tweets sent by Barack Obama
If you want to have a quick look on what the former president has tweeted these past days, you can. Just by typing the following command on the search box, you will get a free Twitter report with the tweets sent by Obama in the past 7 days. The search is from:barackobama:
Table of Contents
- 1 Obama Twitter – A love story from the beginning
- 2 How many tweets has Obama shared?
- 3 How many retweets and likes have Obama’s tweets received?
- 4 What is the most retweeted tweet of Obama?
- 5 What device is Obama using on Twitter?
- 6 What hashtag has Obama used the most on Twitter?
- 7 How many times has Obama mentioned Michelle Obama on Twitter?
- 8 Analyze the tweets sent by Barack Obama