President Obama Joins Pinterest

Who says Pinterest is a social networking site just for females? Don’t tell that to President Barack Obama, who today became one of Pinterest’s newest members.

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The Obama campaign announced the Pinterest account today via Twitter, and the followers are already flocking to see his pins — the account had more than 1,600 followers when I made the screenshot above earlier, and now has passed the 1,800 follower mark.

At the moment, Obama’s Pinterest account has eight boards with 40 pins, including things like “Obama-inspired recipes” and “The First Family.”

But to be clear, this is going to be as much about the president’s re-election as anything. Like the @barackobama Twitter account, his Pinterest account is being run by the Obama 2012 campaign. And there are several campaign-related boards, such as “Obama 2012 in action,” “Obama 2012 Merch” and “Just the facts.”

Politics or not, having the President join and use the site represents a feather in Pinterest’s cap.

(Tip via VentureBeat.)

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Pinterest

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  • http://twitter.com/bradkrussell Brad Russell

    Come on Obama, follow me :P

  • vivian shao

    funny 啊哈哈

  • 兵 大

    前排占座

  • yi zi

     purple ヽ

  • runqiao gao

    哈哈。。。有意思。。。

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