First Lady’s Office Joins Twitter

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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.

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.