POTUS Twitter account uses header photo from the wrong inauguration

Jan 21, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

POTUS Twitter account uses header photo from the wrong inauguration

Jan 21, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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These days, along with a new US leadership transition, comes the online transition. The White House Flickr account has been scrubbed, changes have been made to the White House website, and social media has had a little bit of a reboot. Including the official @POTUS Twitter account.

The Hill, and several other outlets, are reporting a bit of a cock up with Twitter’s reset, though. The header image originally used on the account was of a crowd waving little American flags in front of the Capitol during the inauguration. The problem was, it wasn’t Trump’s inauguration. It was Obama’s.

As you can imagine, the population of Twitter was quick to respond.

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/822492155809656833

https://twitter.com/4evrmalone/status/822493271997972482

It seems that those in charge of The Donald’s new twitter account got the message. Around an hour or so after it first went up, the image was replaced.

Well, it may be a bit blurry, but at least they found a photo of the right guy, now.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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9 responses to “POTUS Twitter account uses header photo from the wrong inauguration”

  1. Chris Lapointe Avatar
    Chris Lapointe

    Fake it til you make it

  2. The New York Photography Company Avatar
    The New York Photography Company

    If he wanted a cool shot he should have taken out his cell phone and pointed out toward the crowd after his speech…once in a lifetime photo op….

  3. David M. Beach Avatar
    David M. Beach

    holy cow.. I think thats impeachable isnt it? ( poe’s law )

  4. Rona E Philpott Avatar
    Rona E Philpott

    Why DIYPhotography? Supposed be non-biased. Not political page.

  5. Steve Solis Avatar
    Steve Solis

    Really? Only snowflakes complain about this. Agreed with most comments here. Shall we look into the errors of the Obama admin too with social media? So touchy. And I didn’t even vote our new Prez but this is just ridiculous.

    1. lewisfrancis Avatar
      lewisfrancis

      I think most people are laughing about it rather than complaining, even snowflakes have a sense of humor.

  6. Ann Mehrman Avatar
    Ann Mehrman

    It would be nice to choose one Trump doesn’t look angry in…

  7. CanonMinolta Avatar
    CanonMinolta

    LOL ….

    And the photos of the crowds in the mall for both inaugurations – quite a difference

  8. lewisfrancis Avatar
    lewisfrancis

    Another example of allowing some intern who doesn’t know any better to run an organization’s social media presence. Hope that’s not indicative of the new administration’s attention to detail.