Obama launched his Facebook page with a video of him wandering around his 'backyard'

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President Obama Pushes Climate Message on New Facebook Page
President Obama Pushes Climate Message on New Facebook Page


You can't friend Barack Obama on Facebook, but you can like his page.

The president launched an official White House Facebook page Monday with a video tour of his "backyard" — that being the national park outside the back of the White House.

Obama also added a few life moments to his timeline as well: his birth in 1961, marrying First Lady Michelle Obama in 1992, and a few career milestones along his way to the presidency.

Photos of President Obama through his tenure in office:

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In the two-minute video, Obama talked about the urgency to address climate change. It's a timely message ahead of his trip to Paris in a few weeks, when international negotiators will attempt to reach an accord on curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.

This isn't Obama's first social network. The president officially joined Twitter in May, and he gained more than 1 million followers in just nine hours.

Now a Facebook user, we'll see how many people "like" the president enough to follow him there.

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