Joe Biden’s first week on Twitter surprisingly uneventful

Amanda Seitz Contributor
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It’s Vice President Joe Biden’s first week on Twitter, and he hasn’t managed to say anything out of the ordinary. In fact, he hasn’t managed to say anything much at all.

Biden, who announced his staff would be writing tweets on his Twitter account, @VP, launched his Twitter presence and his first tweet Monday, July 4.

The vice president has only 20,000 followers thus far, compared to the 9 million Twitter users who follow the president, and the one million users who follow Charlie Sheen on Twitter.

@VP has significantly fewer followers than other big names in politics. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House John Boehner and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin each has more followers on Twitter than does the vice president.

The vice president has tweeted only seven times since opening his Twitter account and follows only six other Twitter users — all of them senators or representatives.