The White House today launched an Instagram account, Mr. Obama’s social media team tweeted.
The team is very careful about passing itself off as the actual voice of the president: Tweets posted by him are followed by “-bo.” Today’s tweet also included a disclosure that not all future Instagram photos will be #nofilter.
It also has a Flickr account that hasn’t been updated since May 1.
But a politician would be foolish to choose one service over another, alienating the developers and fans of the loser. Our hunch is the White House sees Instagram as an easy way to cross-post to multiple services and to post both photo and video.
— The White House (@whitehouse) June 26, 2013