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A Brief History Of The Rise And Fall Of The White House's Social Media

Stop trying to make anything happen.

Last updated on August 21, 2013, at 12:03 p.m. ET

Posted on August 21, 2013, at 12:03 p.m. ET

In general, Barack Obama and his team have done a good job with social media

From their Tumblrs

To various Twitters

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They have had some big hits, like this tweet that has over 796,000 retweets, making it the most retweeted tweet of all time.

Barack Obama

@BarackObama

Four more years.

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Overall, they were doing A-O-K.

And then it happened. Last week, they won our hearts with this "Mean Girls" reference. It won. It was the best. We laughed, we cried. White House Social Media #1

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Then it quickly went downhill. The next day they thought it was a good idea to tweet a pic of Joe Biden with a camel for hump day

The White House

@whitehouse

Guess what day it is…

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In a panic, White House social media strategists felt like they had to write something crazy into the script, so they turned to animals and adopted a dog. Too little, too late

There's a new puppy at the White House… http://t.co/QRDoYqAekL #MeetSunny,

The White House

@whitehouse

There's a new puppy at the White House… http://t.co/QRDoYqAekL #MeetSunny,

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This is the equivalent of when "Family Matters" wrote Stefan into the show.

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This is definitely not a stroll

Now it has just gotten out of hand. Besties? They aren't even looking at each other.

FLOTUS

@FLOTUS

Besties.

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My advice to you, White House, is to delete your accounts and leave as soon as possible.

You already missed your Seinfeld exit but you still have a chance at being Friends.

You already missed your Seinfeld exit but you still have a chance at being Friends.

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