Legendary musician Bob Dylan embraced social networking for the first time on Tuesday (06Nov12) to predict Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election.

The singer/songwriter set up an official Facebook.com account in 2007 and the page has four million 'likes' from fans, but he has never personally updated his profile - until Tuesday evening.

In the hours before the result of the 2012 U.S. election was announced, Dylan took to his page and told fans he did not believe the race between incumbent Democrat Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney was as close as reported.

He wrote, "Here's pretty close to what I said last night (at a concert) in Madison (Wisconsin). I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he's a hard act to follow. Also, that we're not fooled by the media and we think it's going to be a landslide. That's pretty much all of it."

He then signed off the message, 'Bob Dylan'.

The star's prediction came true and Obama was re-elected ahead of Romney.