How the White House’s social media accounts will transition to the next president

When President Obama leaves the White House in January he won’t just be handing over the reigns of power. He’ll also give up the presidential social media profiles.

The White House recently detailed how that digital transition will work, and as you’d expect from anything governmental it’s quite a process. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how important social media has become to the White House and how the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) plans to to save all that content.

President Obama will be leaving behind numerous White House and presidential profiles on services such as Facebook, Flickr, Medium, MySpace, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube.

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