White House to debut on Pinterest with holiday social
The venerable residence of the president will soon begin pinning images and information relating to life inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President Obama is increasing his administration's social media presence by moving the White House onto Pinterest.
While the president already, used primarily to support his re-election campaign, the White House account will be used to post images and information relating to life inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
"It's the 'People's House,'" First Lady Michelle Obama said in a WhiteHouse.gov blog post. "It's a place that is steeped in history, but it's also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can."
The White House's first pinboard will debut December 17, the date of the president's holiday social.
Obama is a dedicated social-networking buff; in addition to Pinterest, he has accounts with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and Myspace. He recently used his Twitter account to, and a tweet sent by his account after being re-elected quickly became , with more than 800,000 retweets.