— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) January 17, 2013
Michelle Obama's office debuted a new official Twitter account on Thursday with a tweet seeking well wishes for the first lady on her 49th birthday.
The @MichelleObama account run by the Obama campaign has more than 2.6 million followers of its own. As with that account, tweets by the first lady herself will include -mo.
The set up is similar to that of the official @WhiteHouse account and President Obama's @BarackObama. There are already Twitter accounts associated with the first lady's Let's Move and Joining Forces initiatives.
@FLOTUS is quickly amassing followers (8,000 within 45 minutes of its first tweet), birthday greetings, and snark.
As the TV First Lady of the United States, I am now following the REAL First Lady of the United States on Twitter. Welcome @flotus !!
— Jenna Elfman (@JennaElfman) January 17, 2013
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) January 17, 2013
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 17, 2013
Happy birthday (and welcome to Twitter) @flotus! Please tell us you'll tweet hints about what you're wearing to the Inaugural Ball…
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) January 17, 2013
— Ryan Endean (@ryanendean) January 17, 2013