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Presidents handle will be given to successor along with keys to White House existing tweets will be deleted, but transcripts kept at national archives

For the next president of the United States, the Oval Office will come with more than 11 m Twitter adherents and a new handle.

Barack Obama was the first US president to be on the platform, depicting 11.1 m followers to the verified @POTUS account since signing up in May 2015.

The next chairperson will take over the manage on Inauguration Day, 20 January 2017, but the slate will be wiped clean of tweets.

Obamas 317 posts will be archived at a newly created manage, @POTUS44, by the National Archive and Records Administration.

The same will happen with Obamas Facebook and Instagram accounts, along with other presences on Twitter, such as Michelle Obamas @FLOTUS, Joe Bidens @VP, @WhiteHouse and @PressSec.

Vice President Biden (@ VP)

Happy 55 th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend eternally. uNsxouTKOO

August 4, 2016

Obama is leaving office with far more digital content to preserve than any previous president, with Spotify playlists from both this year and last, and appearances on Facebook Live and Snapchat among the artefacts to be archived.

The thousands of hours of video and millions of photos are being transferred to digital repositories that will eventually be available to download in compact form, like zip files.

This digital infrastructure is an asset not just for the next chairman but for all future chairwomen to build off of, wrote Kori Schulman, the deputy chief digital policeman at the White House, in a statement. The archive belongs to the American people.

From tweets to snaps, all of the material weve published online will be preserved with Nara just as previous administrations have done with records ranging from handwritten notes to faxes to emails.

Schulman said a smooth digital transition much of which was unprecedented, given the technological advances over the last eight years was a priority for the White House.

We are working to ensure that the next chairperson and administration regardless of party can continue to use and develop the digital assets we have created to connect directly with the person or persons they serve.

The @ POTUS Twitter account will only be made available to the next chairwoman, suggesting the successful candidate could choose to continue using their existing handle.

Both presidential candidates already have huge followings on Twitter, with Hillary Clinton followed by 10.1 m people at @HillaryClinton and Donald Trump 12.8 m at @realDonaldTrump virtually 2m more than the @POTUS account.

Clinton has tweeted close to 9,500 hours since she signed up to the platform on 11 June 2013, inspired by the now-infamous viral photo of her checking her Blackberry on a plane as secretary of state.

Hillary Clinton (@ HillaryClinton)

Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83& @Sllambe – I’ll take it from here … #tweetsfromhillary

June 10, 2013

But Trump was an early adopter, sending his first tweet on 5 May 2009. Since then he has made close to 34,000 posts.

Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump)

Be sure to tune in and watch Donald Trump on Late Night with David Letterman as he presents the Top Ten List tonight!

May 4, 2009

Obamas first tweet on 19 May 2015 created close to 275,00 retweets and 414,500 favourites.

Hello, Twitter! Its Barack. Really! Six years in, theyre eventually giving me my own account.

President Obama (@ POTUS)

Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re ultimately giving me my own account.

May 18, 2015

His last tweet was over a week ago on Sunday 23 October, congratulating the Chicago Cubs on making it to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.

President Obama (@ POTUS)

I’ll say it: Holy Cow, @Cubs fans. Even this White Sox fan was happy to see Wrigley rocking last night. #FlyTheW

October 23, 2016

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Happy hour or a 60 -minute spin class which do you choose on a busy day?

A new dating app Sweatt, might just have the solution.

Simply put, if you combined Tinder and Class Pass, youd have Sweatt. The apps algorithm matches people based on how often and when they work up, what their favorite classes or activities are, and any kind of diet predilection, from raw to paleo. Users also have the option to write a short profile.

Image: Sweatt


Most dating apps match users based on things in common, whether its friends, ethnicity or music. Similarly, for many people, fitness isnt merely a pastime; its a lifestyle, which can be a building block toward deep emotional connection.

You don’t have to love the same kinds of fitness; someone into yoga could match well with a marathon runner simply because they understand each others priorities.

While you’d think it would be easy to satisfy other people at the gym, you are able run into some familiar problems: people work up employing headphones or while watching their phones( not very inviting ), or you just see the same people every day.

Sweatt connects people you don’t consider every day but who share one of your top interests.


While Sweatt presents opportunities to create real relationships, the app is ripe with gym selfies, so beware. In fact, Sweatt sets major emphasis on the importance of profile paintings with the option to post five full-size profile photos.

While the creator of the app Dan Ilani insists Sweatt isnt a hookup app, judging by the photos of the user base, some might be mistaken. This could potentially be frustrating for some people.


However, the app could help shake up the first date. Sweatt users might forgo dinner and beverages for a physical activity instead, such as hiking or taking a class together, a playful opportunity to to know person.

And even if the date doesnt go well, at the least users won’t miss their workout.

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From a hurricane to Brock Turners release, a lot happened last week. But Facebook calculated that a celebrity losing some weight was more important

Last week, I decided to spend an entire day getting my news exclusively from Facebooks trending topics. Surely the wisdom, culture and intellectual curiosity of the people of the world the great global public will be reflected in this collection of their favorite diverse and engaging news narratives?

Heres what greeted me at 8.15 that morning: the world, as defined by Facebooks trending news narratives:

Gabourey Sidibe( 6k people talking about this ). tells the Oscar-nominated actor has posted Instagram pictures that indicate she has lost weight; somehow the tale is tied to a National Enquirer cover showing fake pictures of Michelle Obamas supposed weight gain. Pokmon Go( one million people ). Forbes reports that Pokmon Gos Upcoming Buddy System Is The Best Thing That Could Happen To The Game even though thats exactly the kind of headline Facebook is trying to eliminate from its newsfeed. Kaley Cuoco( 7,700 people ). The Daily Mail claims Kaley Cuoco( who once portrayed William Shatners daughter in TV ads for accidentally depicted a nipple on Snapchat( though she didnt ). Actress Lily Tomlin( 7,900 people ). A four-paragraph Detroit Metro Times article celebrates Lily Tomlins 1 September birthday. Jared Fogle( 5,100 people ). The disgraced former Subway spokesman who has pleaded guilty to having sex with minors and possessing child abuse material is fighting a suit brought by one of his victims by claiming her terrible mothers share the held accountable for her distress. Gresham, Oregon (8, 900 people ). A white supremacist allegedly operated down an African American adolescent in Oregon. Steve Irwin( 11,000 people ). A press release about a book by the parent of the crocodile hunter was disguised as a news story on Us Weekly. Pamela Anderson( 10,000 people ). Fox News reported on her anti-porn crusade in which she refers to its customers as losers. iPhone 7( one million people ). Forbes published something about a version of the iPhone 7 that isnt being released. Richard Gere( 22,000 people ). A Cleveland Plain Dealer slideshow marks his 31 August birthday. Breaking news: Richard Gere had a birthday. Photograph: Allstar/ Lakeshore Ent Gabourey Sidibe might have lost some weight. Quick, lets get the Spotlight team on the case! Photograph: Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images


1. Use good-quality moisturizer on your face every morning, every night, or, if you live in a dry, cold climate, both.

2. Unfollow all of the Instagram accounts and Facebook friends that make you feel like shit. Unsubscribe to all of the random-ass e-newsletters that show up in your inbox even though you dont remember signing up for them.

3. Color. Adult coloring volumes are becoming increasingly popular because theyre amazing.( Yes, thats subjective, but youd be amazed by how relaxed you can feel coloring in a beautiful and intricate page with colored pencils .)

4. Set aside time to only sit by yourself and remain silent. Schedule yourself into your day. Use the time alone to meditate, read, breathe, take a bath, or, if youre actually exhausted, to take a nap.

5. Write down what youre going to accomplish at the beginning of every work day( or the night before, if it will help you sleep better ).

6. Be aware of what youre putting into your body. You dont need to only ingest health foods, but make a conscious effort to drink a lot of water, and balance out your meals.

7. Save more money. You dont have to aggressively save every month, but make a conscious effort to give yourself a savings objective, and then try to meet it. At the end of each month, evaluate whether you actually followed through.

8. Dress appropriately for the weather. You dont need to look like a knockout in a hat, gloves, scarf and windbreaker. You only need to stay warm.

9. Stop to smell the flowers when someone is selling them at your local market.

10. Reading one article per day that you really enjoy.

11. When you talk to your mom, father, siblings or friends on the phone, actually take the time to tell them what happened during your day. Ask about their day. Dont spend the entire dialogue looking at your work emails.

12. When there are important software updates for your phone or computer, download them when youre supposed to. Youll waste less time wanting to throw your phone against the wall because its loading so slowly.

13. When someone offers you a bite of their food, say yes.

14. Assess your flaws on a regular basis. Realize what youre doing wrong. Keep your own behavior in check.

15. But dont be too hard on yourself. When youre unbelievably harsh on someone, realize that you couldve approached the situation in a kinder way. When you put in a really hard day of run and not everything goes according to plan, dont beat yourself up over it.

16. Stimulate popcorn on the stave top.

17. Look nice on days when you have nothing special going on. You dont always have to dress up for a date, or an important meeting. You dont need to dress up just for the compliments. Pick a day, and dress up because you wanted to look good.

18. Buy quality ingredients at the grocery store so that youre excited about the food youre cook for dinner. Nothing brightens up a dinner like pesto, good bread, or a fresh vegetable.

19. Get a lot of sleep when youre not feeling well. Stop running yourself into the ground when your body feelings weak, you have a bad headache, or you feel a cold coming on. Listen to your body and get into bed. Stimulate yourself some tea. Have some Vitamin C.

20. Listen to comedy in the car, or on the Subway. LOL while no one is watching.

21. Take a workout class “youre feeling” completely ridiculous signing up for. Try hip hop, zumba, or kickboxing. If you cant get a friend to do it with you, only be brave and go alone.

22. Stop showering every day( unless you have really thin hair ). Its better for your skin and your hair if you rain less frequently. You dont need to grow dreadeds( though feel free to ), but you should try cleaning your hair every second day.

23. Re: hair care, use the over-ripened avocados in your fridge as shampoo every so often. Your hair actually will turn out shiny AF.

24. Smile at little kids. Smile at adults. Stop pursing your lips at strangers who are walking on the wrong side of the street. All your doing is giving yourself premature wrinkles.

25. Sit up straight.

26. When youre listening to someone talk, actually listen. You will get so much more out of your experiences with people if youre fully engaged, instead of only half-listening while you think about what youre going to say next.

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