While the media was distracted yesterday with the Iowa caucus circus, President Obama made a major decision that may change the course of the presidency for decades to come.
He joined Instagram, the artsy photo-sharing service that lets you add grainy '70s-style filters to your smartphone pics and post them to popular social media sites. Instagram celebrated the arrival of the First Oversharer in a blog post yesterday…
"We're excited to welcome President Barack Obama to Instagram! We look forward to seeing how President Obama uses Instagram to give folks a visual sense of what happens in the everyday life of the President of the United States."
The first photo the president shared was a behind-the-scenes snapshot taken as he spoke with Iowa caucus goers from the Capitol Hilton via video link.
Now that the President can create precious vintage-looking photos with the push of a button, his entire life will start to look less like that of a dignified politician and more like an Urban Outfitters catalogue: Obama ironically meeting with injured veterans, Hillary Clinton ironically discussing North Korea's nuclear weapons and, of course, Michelle Obama ironically ironing her husband's shirts.
With accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and now Instagram, Obama is one Pinterest handle away from being America's "cool dad."
Well, if you don't count the jeans.
Photo courtesy of barackobama/Instagram
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