Barack Obama employs Twitter CEO as advisor

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dick_costolo.jpgThe UK government may be floundering as how best to approach the micro-blogging craze Twitter after its recent controversial involvement in a series of high-profile super-injunctions, but US President Barack Obama is approaching the service in a far more pragmatic way.

Obama has asked Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to join him on an advisory commitee on national security in relation to telecommnications. He’ll sit on a panel that will include David DeWalt, president of McAfee, and Scott Charney, vice president of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group.

Costolo’s appointment follows a White House dinner to which many of the tech illuminati were invited. Apple’s Steve Jobs, Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg were all in attendance alongside Costolo.

Looks as though it’ll be a little blue bird on Obama’s shoulder whispering things in his ear when it comes to matters concerning online communications in the future then.

Via: Marketwatch

Gerald Lynch