With nearly every man, woman and child in the United States having a Facebook account, some even two, at some point it became only plausible that the most powerful man in the world, have a Facebook account himself. And of course, accordingly, the President’s handle is POTUS on there.
With it only being formed within the past hour, at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time, United States President Barack Obama has so far reached 60,000 followers and the numbers are quickly rising.
From the statement released as his first post below, he is trying to show that he is one with his American community and does have an interest in hearing what the people have to say. He additionally posted a video talking about how he wants to hear from people (seemingly from all over the world) how we can work with each other to help sustain and keep the parks around for generations to come. Considering Facebook is an international social media platform, we all expect that all walks of life will probably be reaching out.
Below is the official “statement” or “post” as Facebook users call it, which already had official Facebook pages welcoming him with open arms and have already voices their requests or concerns.
“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.)
I’m kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard – something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner. I say this often, but that’s because it’s always at the front of my mind: We’ve got to preserve this beautiful planet of ours for our kids and grandkids. And that means taking serious steps to address climate change once and for all. Now, we’ve made a lot of progress to cut carbon pollution here at home, and we’re leading the world to take action as well. But we’ve got to do more. In a few weeks, I’m heading to Paris to meet with world leaders about a global agreement to meet this challenge.
I hope you’ll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important. At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it. Share your thoughts in the comments, and pass this message on to folks you think need to see it.
If we’re all in this together, I’m confident we can solve this and do right by future generations.”
We all wish POTUS the best of luck and success on this platform of the most famous social media in current existence.