President Barack Obama joined Foursquare, a location-based social networking website, on Monday according to the White House to sync with his economic bus tour in rural America.

Foursquare users can "check in" to places they visit with friends, follow each other and leave tips.

Multiple check ins can lead to badges, including the ability to become a "mayor" of a place or business, meaning the user has checked in there more frequently than any other Foursquare user in sixty days.

Obama is currently on a three day "Rural Tour 2011" to promote economic and job growth in middle America, using this as an opportunity to jump on the Foursquare bandwagon, or in this case, tour bus.

So far, the President checked into Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Fall, MN on Aug. 15 where this tip was posted: "President Obama discussed ways to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class with a crowd of 500 people at Hannah's Bend Park on the first stop of his economic bus tour across the Midwest."

According to a White House press release, the public is encouraged to follow President Obama on Foursquare and to check in.

"Are you visiting the White House or attending a Town Hall with the President? Check-in," the release said.

With over 10 million unique visitors worldwide, Foursquare was created back in 2009 by Dennis Crowley as a graduate thesis project while he was studying at New York University (NYU).