As Facebook pushes out timeline to all users and branded pages—the Airspace will update, as well. Stay tuned—one particularly popular user made the switch Thursday, President Obama. And in doing so he added some interesting biographical bits to his profile.
The first and arguably best of these timeline additions is August 4th, 1961, the President’s birthday. With that post comes text reading “Made in America” and a link to a coffee mug featuring his (full form, original) birth certificate.
There are other notable pieces as well: his first job working the counter at Baskin-Robbins in 1978 is posted, for instance; or information on when he became a city organizer and what he did in that position.
Nevertheless, it is no simple resume. The most popular timeline addition is from October 3rd, 1992, the day he married first lady Michelle, accompanied by a picture of them together. Digger deeper into the profile reveals the birthdays of Sasha and Malia.
Obama’s Timeline, with over 25.000.000 likes, is one of the most popular in the world, and it ends up helping his persona. It brings out a personal side to the President’s biography—one that any user can interact with—as well as making all those economic progress graphs look fine. It is a good spot to work a re-election bid, without a doubt.
As of posting, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum’s respective pages were still in the old view.