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President Obama joins Instagram!

  • President solicits '2012' hashtags on photo-sharing site
  • Instagram CEO welcomes presidential account
President Obama joins Instagram!

President Obama has joined Instagram, the uber-popular free photo-sharing application that allows users to upload pics on other social media sites.

With just three photos uploaded so far, Obama’s Instagram account had amassed more than 28,000 followers by Thursday morning. The first picture uploaded? Obama staging a teleconference with Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa.

Obama's campaign staff, which runs the account, is asking supporters to share a photo from the campaign trail using the "#Obama2012" hashtag.

On Wednesday, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom welcomed the president to the site. “We’re excited to welcome President Barack Obama to Instagram! We look forward to seeing how President Obama uses Instagram to give folks a visual sense of what happens in the everyday life of the President of the United States,” Systrom wrote in a blog post.

While not as snarky as Ron Paul’s campaign Twitter account, Obama’s social footprint has been undeniable since ascending to the presidency. Over the past couple years, Obama has extended his reach on the Internet, becoming quite the social POTUS.

Read: Kelly Clarkson loves her some Ron Paul

The president has incorporated Twitter, Myspace and Facebook (which is maintained by the Democratic National Committee) in his official communications site.

Google has gotten into the political spirit as well as of late, unveiling a Politics and Elections hub on the search engine.

What social media networking site does Obama need to join next?


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