President Obama Finally Joins Facebook And Absolutely Nails It

Welcome to Facebook, Mr. President.

While you can't friend him on Facebook, President Obama has finally joined the social media website with his own Public figure page.

The 44th Prez  already has over 80,000 likes on his first day, as of Monday afternoon, and it's growing.

"I finally got my very own page," President Obama posted on his page. "I hope you'll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country — a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories."

Obama's introductory message to Facebook included a video post of the President walking in the backyard of the White House. In the video, the President stated that he wants to preserve national parks for future generations and spoke about his efforts to cut down carbon emissions. He then asked viewers to get engaged in the process of addressing climate change.


Here is President Obama’s full video message.

There was also a photo of President Obama on a boat.

The President's Facebook timeline also lists major events in both his personal life and career.

Earlier in 2015, President Obama joined Twitter. This is part of the White House's strategy to build a stronger digital identity for the President. They already hired 20 aides who work in the Office of Digital Strategy for the President and manage all of his social media accounts.

"Our office is very much tasked and looking for ways to bring his voice directly to people," Kori Schulman, a member of Obama's Social Media staff, said to The New York Times. "It's a balance of focusing on the president's priorities and being flexible and opportunistic as conversations are happening online that relate to what the president cares about."


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