If you thought that you were already friends with President Barack Obama on Facebook, you were probably wrong. It turns out that after nearly 3/4 of the way through his term as President of the United States, Obama still doesn't have his own profile. That changed today when the President announced that he will have his own page - no doubt preparing for life after his term.
This first post on his page was a video that showed the President walking around the President's Park on the grounds of the White House. The video, which clocked in at around two minutes, talked about climate change and pushed for more climate awareness. “I want to make sure the beauty of this particular national park, but also national parks across the country and our planet are going to be there for Malia, Sasha, their kids, their grandkids for generations to come,” President Obama said in the video.
He captioned the video by talking about climate change and introducing friends to his page:
"Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own 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. (You can expect some just-for-fun stuff, too.)"
The President identified himself as "Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States." He also filled out his timeline to include the launch of his second term, the historic swearing in of his second term. It also highlights his time as a Senator and his marriage to First Lady Michelle Obama all the way back in 1992.
It also highlights his birth in Hawaii with a sweet picture of the President and his mother.
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After only an hour on Facebook, Obama's page already had 60,000 likes - it currently stands at 275,000. Among the first people to welcome the President to Facebook was chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. “Welcome to Facebook, President Obama!” she wrote in a comment on Obama’s post. “Excited for you to have your very own Page—and looking forward to the conversation (and the just-for-fun stuff).”