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President Obama Checks-In: Take a Tip from the White House on Foursquare

The U.S. President Barack Obama is now on Foursquare. The announcement come through the White House blog, that “Obama will be checking in to the location-based service as he hits stops on his economic bus tour in the Midwest.”

“There are over 10 million people already “checking in” around the world, and now you’ll be able to discover “tips” from the White House featuring the places President Obama has visited, what he did there, plus historical information and more,” read the blog post.

“We’re excited to launch this week as President Obama kicks off his economic bus tour across the Midwest. You can follow the President on the road through Cannon Falls, Minnesota; Decorah and Peosta, Iowa; and Atkinson and Alpha, Illinois. Through the new White House page on Foursquare, you can keep up with the President’s tour and check-in to let your friends know you’re there,” notes the White House blog.

Users who want to follow Barack can visit the White House Foursquare page, where they can now subscribe to White House Tips as well as check in to the White House when they visit as well as Presidential events.

The President has already made his first tip entitled “Lower Hannah’s Bend Park Cannon Falls, MN”

President Obama discussed ways to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class with a crowd of 500 people at Hannah’s Bend Park on the first stop of his economic bus tour across the Midwest

It seems like Foursquare has set up the White House Page to automatically follow people back, otherwise Obama would be fielding A LOT of friend requests.

Here’s what you can expect from the new White House page on Foursquare:

  • Follow White House “Tips”:See the places the President and administration officials visit around the country and the world, follow news and events by location, learn about the White House and more.
  • “Check-in” to the White House and events:Are you visiting the White House or attending a Town Hall with the President? Check-in.
  • And more:We’re new to Foursquare and always looking for ways to improve our online program. Tell us how we’re doing and what we can do better.

More Info: The White Houe on foursquare

[Source: White House blog]

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