Barack Obama has officially joined Facebook

Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you'll think of this as a place where we can have real...

Posted by President Obama on Monday, November 9, 2015

President Barack Obama has finally gotten a Facebook page, and he's not just using it to check in at the United Nations.

In his first Facebook post, the Commander in Chief addresses one of the biggest issues plaguing our nation: climate change. In a video, posted to the page, Obama takes us on a brief tour of the backyard of the White House (which is also a national park), urging Americans to "preserve this beautiful planet."

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Obama's newly consistent use of social media has proven to be a successful communicative strategy -- his activity on Twitter has boded well for the American people, and his Facebook page already has 45 million followers.

The president reveals that he hopes the page will be "a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our countries," with a hint of "some just-for-fun stuff."

Obama joins the company of many powerful political figures already active on social media. While we are sure he will use his Facebook for pressing issues, we can't help but hope to see a selfie or two.

For more on Obama's social media escapades, watch this video:

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