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- President Obama on election night, after aides notified him he had new followers on Twitter
I received a thrilling e-mail last night. “Steve Bogira, we found some people you may know on Twitter,” the subject line said.
The “people” were Chicagoist.com—a website about the Chicago area; Bob Fioretti, alderman of Chicago’s Second Ward; and Barack Obama.
Alderman Fioretti! You can understand why I was so excited.
As for Barack Obama—sure, the name’s familiar, but I must admit I don’t really know the dude. I found him on Wikipedia, though, and the entry refreshed my memory.