Hey look, the US President is on Foursquare…
Foursquare has just gained its highest-profile user yet: President Barack Obama.
“The White House is now on Foursquare, a location-based social networking website, which is the latest way for you to engage with the administration,” The White House said on its blog. “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.”
Hat tip to friend of Liquidmatrix, Bill Brenner, for bringing this story to our attention.
On this topic had this to say.
Now President Obama is using it as part of his bus tour. I can see the logic: The White House can show everyone where the President is along the tour route and share the stuff he’s talking to people about.
It’s a very “man of the people” thing to do. But from a security standpoint, it’s not very smart.
I would love to hear what the Secret Service thinks about it. I suspect they’re twitching, too.
I wouldn’t doubt it at all. Granted that the check ins are from previous appearances but, how long until someone pulls a whoops and checks in in real time?
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