A recent report from Axios suggests that President Donald Trump has only one active app on his iPhone. We are talking, of course, about Twitter. In an era when technology is indispensable, it seems a little bit odd that the President has only one app that is not locked.
Limiting Trump’s screen time due to security and productivity concerns
It seems that officials from the White House have the task of limiting the President’s access to the phone. The reasons behind this are related both to security, as well as productivity issues. Therefore, he has a limited time of watching TV, as well as using his iPhone. Sometimes, he spends quite a lot of time answering tweets, which might keep him from doing other presidential tasks.
This strategy is implemented in other countries as well. Presidents are often prevented from watching too much TV, or from interfering with certain news which might make them become impulsive and then affect their image. Therefore, White House staff is trying to make Trump’s schedule as crowded as possible, as that he would post less acid tweets.
Trump recovered Twitter’s popularity
However, Trump’s prolonged use of Twitter has been beneficial for others, such as the social media service itself. After struggling to regain its place among other popular platforms, Twitter faced a sudden increase of users after the President started using the platform as a main source of communication.
“It is undeniable that Twitter has been thrust into the global zeitgeist following the U.S. Presidential Election in November 2016.”
Both supporters and critics are currently following Trump and are trying to decipher possible government moves hidden in his tweets. Undeniably, he prompted more users to switch to this platform, and also showed other public figures that they can attract more supporters if they use this service regularly.
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