President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave while boarding Air Force One before leaving O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (Paul Beaty / AP Photo)

TWEET TWEET

First Lady’s Office Joins Twitter

Campaign had run another account.

Welcome to 2008, FLOTUS. Michelle Obama’s office joined Twitter on Thursday, sending the first tweet at 8:35 a.m. The account from the first lady’s office comes a year after President Obama’s reelection campaign had launched an account for her. Her very first tweet: “The @FLOTUS Office is now on @twitter & will post updates & pics. When it’s her, she’ll sign –mo. PS RT to wish Mrs. Obama a #HappyBirthday.” By noon, she already had 6,000 followers. The president and his team regularly use social media to send messages, as Obama held a live-tweeting Town Hall and a Reddit AMA.

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