George W. Bush joins Facebook

16:24, June 03, 2010      

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Former U.S. President George W. Bush officially became a new member of the worldwide social networking Web site Facebook on June 2. He had at least 28,000 fans just in the few hours after his registration.

An Australian news Web site reported on June 3 that Bush had registered his own Facebook account and set up a personal homepage on June 2 in the United States. He attracted at least 28,000 fans in the few hours after his successful registration, according to a report from the Agence France-Presse.

The first entry Bush wrote on his homepage was about his life after being relieved as the U.S. President in January 2009.

"Bush is still very active. Since retirement, he has visited 20 states and 8 countries and has made at least 65 speeches. He also established the President George Bush Center, attended four policy conferences at the Bush Institute, completed the first draft of his memoirs, 'Decision Points,' and established the Clinton and Bush Foundation for Haiti with former U.S. President Bill Clinton," he wrote in the third person in his article.

The second entry he made was a "plug" for the memoirs of his wife Laura Bush. He said that Laura's memoirs, titled "Inner Voice," have been on the top of the New York Times bestseller charts for three weeks. Laura has her own Facebook account and has at least 16,500 fans.

The appearance of Bush on Facebook has aroused widespread concern and discussions among netizens, such as "Is it true that you…" and "Mr. President, please change your profile picture." The messages on Bush's homepage are mostly positive by now. However, some netizens left messages such as "you are an unreliable and failed president."

By People's Daily Online


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