The 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, now has a Facebook profile. The man who famously said he liked to “use the Google” to look at arial maps of his ranch will now have a presence in arguably the most democratic publishing community in history.
So far the reaction has been almost entirely positive. That’s because you have to “like” Bush in order to be allowed to comment on his wall. For a large portion of the world, putting “I like George Bush” into their newsfeed would be like garlic to a vampire. You are, remember, either with him or against him.
It will be interesting to see if he adds the annual Bohemian Grove gathering to his Facebook events listings, or what kinds of organizations he “likes.” You know he’s going to get confused by the privacy settings – who doesn’t?
That is all. Go now, and write messages on his wall.