The First Lady finally signs up for Twitter

The verified account already boasts 23,000 followers and follows a steady push on social media from the White House. 


Jordan Valinsky


Published Jan 12, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:47 pm CDT

Move aside Mr. President, Michelle Obama has joined Twitter.

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Launched today, the verified @michelleobama account is run by her husband’s reelection campaign, but she will tweet occasionally. Much like the president’s account, tweets written by Michelle will end with “-mo.”

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The First Lady already has 23,000 followers and follows five accounts, including that of her husband and her fitness initiative, Let’s Move.

Her first tweet? It’s really not worth repeating.

Of course, this isn’t the White House’s first dip into the social media pool. Barack’s campaign joined Tumblr in Oct., registered for FourSquare earlier this summer, and signed up for an Instagram account last week.

That’s great and all, but we’re still waiting for Michelle to join us on Tumblr.

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2012, 12:32 pm CST