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White House Sends Out Twitter Rick Roll

The debt ceiling debate has been front and center all week. However, it seems the White House hasn't completely lost its sense of humor despite the seriousness of the issues at hand. The web is buzzing about a tweet sent out by the White House's official social media team. Yesterday, Twitter user Davids Wiggs commented, "This White House correspondence briefing isn't nearly as entertaining as yesterday's," only to receive a rick roll from the White House Twitter account.

The link led to the popular (if a little worn out, at this stage) 80s pop song 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley. The White House has not commented on the Tweet and the @whitehouse Twitter account resumed regular programming immediately following the rick roll.

Social media is seen as a more informal way to stay in touch or reach out to your target audience. However, this also means that the rules for the people operating these social media accounts and how they should conduct themselves are harder to define. Do you think the White House social media team took it too far and acted unprofessionally, or do you appreciate the joke? Let us know in the comments below!