Vice-President Joe Biden has joined Instagram, the photo and video sharing service with over 100 million users. His first photo, shown below, won high praise from the media.
Now, 24 hours later, he has over 50,000 followers. In addition to sharing his photographs, they are amplifying his presence by discussing him online (and off). Sample comments posted on his Instagram page include:
the vice-president’s first picture is epic
Love the Ray-Ban aviators, sir!
Biden’s stepped-up social media presence indicates the first of many strategic moves to come from the Democratic Party as they prepare for 2016.