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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011

President Obama can now be ‘mayor’ on Foursquare, too

The White House is now checking U.S. President Barack Obama in via Foursquare. (JONATHAN ERNST - REUTERS)
The White House announced on its blog Monday night that it has joined Foursquare, adding to its ever-growing list of social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the White House account had more than 13,000 followers, even though the profile only had one tip — a link to the White House blog’s write-up of the president’s speech in Cannon Falls, Minn.

The White House will use the account to document the president’s world travels and will also let followers check-in to White House events such as town halls or speeches.

Whoever is taking the helm of the president’s Foursquare account has a lot of work to do. The White House account is not currently the mayor — the person who has checked-in at a given place the most in the past 60 days — at any of the White House locations on the site. That includes the Oval Office.

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