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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Hillary Clinton makes Twitter debut

Looks like that day we’ve long awaited has arrived: Hillary Clinton is tweeting.

Clinton had been notably absent from Twitter, though there’s a huge demand for her 140-character musings — the Loop noted last year that 44,000 people were following @HRClinton, although the account hadn’t posted once. (That account was unofficial and has apparently since been suspended.)

We can only imagine that the real deal, @HillaryClinton, will rack up even more followers pretty quickly. Ah, but now there might be a little friendly competition between Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, who joined in April as @BillClinton.

In her inaugural tweet, she gave a virtual nod to the creators of a popular blog, “Texts from Hillary,” that imagined pithy communications from the former SecState.

And here’s evidence that she’ll get just as much scrutiny on Twitter as she does in other forums — people immediately began close-reading her playful Twitter bio, in which she describes herself thusly: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD....”

And if Clinton is feeling a bit of a writer’s block in constructing her first few missives, she might want to consult the winning entries of the Loop’s contest for her inaugural tweet.

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