US President Barack Obama has created a Google+ account to boost his online presence and prepare for next year’s presidential election.
The verified Google+ page went live on Wednesday with 4,259 +1s as of this post but continues to rise as more users bump into the account.
The page admin posted on the About page, “This is the official Google+ page of Obama for America, President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Follow to say you’re in for 2012,” while the opening message reads, “Welcome to the Obama 2012 Google+ page. We’re still kicking the tires and figuring this out, so let us know what you’d like to see here and your ideas for how we can use this space to help you stay connected to the campaign.”
Obama took the seat of presidency in January 20, 2009 by saving millions of dollars after his victorious across-the-board campaign in 2008 revolved on the Internet and social media, Google’s video streaming service YouTube in particular.
The YouTube initiative captured the attention of millions of users worldwide, saving the Obama political campaign millions of TV ad costs while capitalizing on the popular site.
Preparations for the 2012 presidential elections are now at play, and Obama’s team are jumping aboard the Google+ bandwagon to extend his reach.
Apart from Google+, Obama already has accounts on Facebook and micro-blogging site Twitter, writing tweets bearing the signature “-BO” since June.