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Vice President Joe Biden joins Twitter

July 5, 2011 |  8:59 am

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Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, is on Twitter.

Known for making the occasional hilarious gaffe in a speech from time to time, the microblogging platform that is Twitter introduces new possibilities for Biden to throw out a bit of straight talk directly to the world.

Which might be why Biden's staff at the office of the Vice President will be writing the majority if not all of tweets broadcast from the official account.

The White House announced Biden's foray into tweeting in a blog post Monday with a special Independence Day message from Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

From Biden's @VP  account:

VP&Dr. B hope you take time to think about our troops & military families this Independence Day, Happy July 4th from OVP! @JoiningForces

Biden joins Twitter ahead of President Obama's Twitter Town Hall, set for Wednesday at 11 a.m. PDT which will be hosted by Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey and focus on jobs and the economy.

Users of the social networking service can ask Obama questions using the #AskObama hashtag.

Obama is also in the midst of prepping himself for what could be an intense reelection campaign in 2012.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

twitter.com/nateog

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