(CBS SF) — President Obama may have relied heavily on social media to win the 2008 Presidential Election, but he’s just now getting his feet wet on Facebook.
The POTUS kicked off his first post Monday morning with “Hello, Facebook! I finally get my very own page” followed by a tour of his backyard in the White House.
He immediately dives into the topic of climate change.
“There’s a hawk that some kids named Lincoln who flies around here,” he said while sauntering trough the yard. “Mostly though, other than squirrels, I just look at the trees, enjoy the air. And a lot of what I do is just think about how I want make sure that the beauty of this particular national park, but also national parks, all across the country and our planet are going to be there for Malia, Sasha, their kids, their grandkids for generations to come.”
He said he intends his page, with over 45 ,000 likes within an hour, to be a place where people can have “real conversations about the most important issues facing our country,” and some “just-for-fun stuff, too.”
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was among the first to welcome him to the social media site. “Excited for you to have your very own Page – and looking forward to the conversation (and the just-for-fun stuff),” she wrote.
Nicole Jones is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco.