Obama adds birth certificate to Facebook Timeline


(CBS News) President Barack Obama activated his Facebook Timeline Thursday, immediately following the switch over for Pages.

Obama's life events included his marriage to first lady Michelle Obama, the launch of his presidential campaign in Feb. 2007 and the election night speech at Chicago's Grant Park.

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The most notable photo of the bunch was the image of the President's birth certificate on the Obama campaign's "Made in the U.S.A." coffee mug.


Obviously, a jab at naysayers who are still trying to prove the President was not born in the U.S., the Obama campaign began selling copies of the President's birth certificate imprinted on t-shirts and coffee mugs in the summer of 2011 to make light of the accusations.

"There's really no way to make this stuff completely go away," Julianna Smoot, Obama 2012 deputy campaign manager said in May 2011. "The only thing we can do is laugh at it -- and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke."

Other life events on Obama's timeline include graduation from Harvard Law School and the President's first job at Baskin-Robbins.

Facebook Pages is a feature that is most commonly referred to as a "fan page." The feature lets businesses, organizations and public figures broadcast news and photos to the general public on the social network.