Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account

The account is @FLOTUS, which will be administered by the first lady’s staff
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First Published: Fri, Jan 18 2013. 02 54 PM IST
US first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: AFP
US first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: AFP
Washington: Michelle Obama’s office on Friday said it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49. The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for first lady of the US, and it will be administered by the first lady’s staff.
Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials—mo. As of midday on Friday, the account had just over 16,000 followers. That compares to 2.64 million for @MichelleObama, which opened in January 2012 and was run by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign team.
Tweets from the @MichelleObama account have been infrequent since her husband won the election on 6 November.
The first utterance on Friday from @FLOTUS urged followers to wish the first lady a happy birthday.
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First Published: Fri, Jan 18 2013. 02 54 PM IST
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