In Review: President Obama’s Top Moments In the Digital Era

By Kori Schulman, Deputy Chief Digital Officer, serving since 2009

2009: The Weekly Address

2010: The YouTube Interviews

President Barack Obama talks with Ingrid Nilsen during YouTube post-State of the Union interviews live from the East Room of the White House, Jan. 15, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2011: The First of Many @POTUS Tweets

2012: A President’s Response to We The People

“The President reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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“We hear you.”

2014: Sitting Between Two Ferns

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Zach Galifianakis for “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

2015: Reaching a Refugee on Humans of New York

Dr. Refaai Hamo and family. (Photos by Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York)

As a husband and a father, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you’ve endured. You and your family are an inspiration. I know that the great people of Michigan will embrace you with the compassion and support you deserve. Yes, you can still make a difference in the world, and we’re proud that you’ll pursue your dreams here. Welcome to your new home. You’re part of what makes America great.

2016: Messaging the President in the 21st Century



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