Obama Uses Twitter to Get Support for Debt Ceiling Deal

President Barack Obama , and has used social media in the past . With Congress caught up in partisan deadlock over raising the President Obama and his supporters to demand a compromise.

It just so happens that his call comes on what is almost a Twitter holiday known as "." Follow Friday is a longstanding Twitter tradition, during which twitterers post statuses with recommendations of who to follow. Here, President Obama and his supporters seem to be celebrating #FollowFriday in grand style.

Calls by President Obama to use Twitter first came . President Obama lamented the lack of progress as the Tuesday deadline for default quickly approached, and asked citizens to "make a phone call, send an e-mail, tweet" their representatives to demand a solution.

This is the second time that the President has called on Americans to contact Washington over the debt battle. He made a similar call on Monday evening. Monday's request ended up and took the websites of several lawmakers offline.

This time, President Obama appears to be leaning mainly on Twitter. "The time for putting party first is over. If you want to see a bipartisan , let Congress know. Call. Email. Tweet," .

The @barackobama twitter account then went state by state, listing the handles of Republican legislators and calling for twitterers to contact them and demand a deal.