Facebook Fans Await Outcome of Thanksgiving Decision 2012

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Yesterday Facebook fans of the White House were given the opportunity to participate in the annual Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning the national turkey.  Ever since President Kennedy, a turkey has been chosen to roam free, safe from the Thanksgiving table.  This year is the first that the President has given the American people the opportunity to participate in the decision of which bird to pardon.

Facebook users had the choice between two birds, Cobbler and Gobbler.

From the official White House blog:

Born on the same day on a farm in Rockingham Country, Virginia, Cobbler and Gobbler may look alike, but they’re no birds of a feather. Cobbler craves cranberries, is known for his strut, and enjoys the musical stylings of Carly Simon. Gobbler, a patient but proud bird, loves to nibble on corn and enjoys any music with a fiddle.

Don’t forget to tune in to the 2012 ceremony on Wednesday, November 21st on http://wh.gov/live at 2:00 pm ET to find out which turkey has been selected as the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey. And for more on how this Presidential tradition came to be check out the definitive history of the Presidential Turkey Pardon.

Polls closed at 8:00 pm ET yesterday, but you can still visit the White House Facebook page to read more about the coming Thanksgiving decision  see the votes, and read all the fun commentary.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

Content & Outreach Goddess at AuthorityLabs
Michelle Stinson Ross is a digital marketing industry recognized authority on the outreach power of social media. She has worked as a community manager and consultant for several brands to increase brand awareness, raise the visibility of special promotions, and train their teams to use the social space to connect with media influencers and the public. Michelle is part of the marketing team at AuthorityLabs and co-hosts #SocialChat, a Twitter based live chat that covers a variety of topics geared toward social media marketing (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). Her passion for social media marketing has made her a regular conference speaker at events like ClickZ Live, and Search Marketing Expo. She has also been a featured guest on Webmaster Radio and several industry Hangouts on Air.
Michelle Stinson Ross
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  • http://www.jordankasteler.com Jordan Kasteler

    Watch this and tell me you don’t think all turkeys shouldn’t be pardoned http://www.butterballabuse.com

  • http://ignitevisibility.com Ignite Visibility

    Pretty amazing to see the whitehouse so engaged in social media. I often wonder if it belittles the office to do so. What do you think?