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Is President Obama really technologically challenged?

May 11, 2010 | 11:31 am


In speeches to young people, President Obama likes to fall back on jokes about his technological illiteracy. Is there any truth to this gag?

During Sunday's Hampton University commencement speech, the president claimed he was unable to work an iPod, iPad, Xbox or PlayStation -- before launching into his point about all four being daily distractions. Months before that, he told an audience of Shanghai youth that he had never used Twitter and that his "thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone."

The Top of the Ticket blog takes a deeper look at Obama's technology-usage history and his prior contradictory claims.

-- Mark Milian

Photo: President Obama at Hampton University. Credit: Associated Press