Vice President Joe Biden Joins Twitter : The Two-Way The gaffe prone vice president will not tweet himself. Instead, his staff will telegraph official messages.
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Vice President Joe Biden Joins Twitter

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Vice President Joe Biden is finally on Twitter. He'll go as @VP and we're pretty sure that as we write this, someone is starting a pool betting on when we'll see the VP's first digital oops.

Biden isn't following anyone and already has close to 14,000 followers. His first tweet:

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

Other news organizations have noted that the gaffe prone Biden won't be tweeting himself. Instead his office will be the one telegraphing official messages. So, as Politico says, we may not get much of Biden's "colorful language."

Still, New York Magazine takes the opportunity to put together a list of 10 reasons why it's a bad idea to unleash Biden on Twitter. The magazine collects 10 quotes — all under 140 characters.