The First Head Of State To Tour Facebook HQs

Date: April 20, 2011

Stepping foot into Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. is nearly the equivalence of entering the Oval Office. OK, not really—or at all—but considering its popularity and highly-classified environment, some geeks might agree. So when creator Mark Zuckerberg invited the president to partake in an online Q&A broadcasted live among 500 million+ users—not only did he engrave Obama’s name in the Social Media Hall of Fame—he also made him the first head of state to ever tour the networking digs. Note: Twenty-one million fans will earn you that. The president shared words of wisdom with today's social- and tech-heavy citizens and kept it real with his revolutionary dictation: "If you don't give the system a push, it's just not going to change. And you're going to be the ones who suffer the consequences." Take it from a man who knows a thing or two about change.