President Obama Is Joining Foursquare

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Now there will be no question about who is going to be the “mayor” of the White House. President Barack Obama has just made the official leap to Foursquare − and he is probably going to be checking in at more places than Carmen Sandiego.

According to the White House, Obama’s Foursquare account will feature the places he visits and what he did there, along with historical information about the stop and more. Starting with the President’s tour across the Midwest, he’ll be checking in as he discusses ways to strengthen the economy across the region. He kicked off the service by checking in at Cannon Falls, Minnesota, where he met with a crowd of 500 people.

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Obama already has some 7,000+ followers, but that number will probably grow quickly. After all, now you can really see what it’s like to be a jet-setting president with a full schedule that’s sure to include some interesting places. Time to start living vicariously, but without the hassle of actually traveling – we’ll let ‘Bam do it for us.

MORE: Study Reveals Most Users Aren’t “Checking-In”

(via White House)

Erica Ho is a reporter at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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