Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Michelle Obama joins Twitter

rexfeatures_1485157b.jpg
rexfeatures_1141690a.jpg

Twitter has claimed its latest high-profile user in the form of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Michelle officially became a member of the Twitterati earlier today (12 January) under the hashtag @michelleobama and amassed over 60,000 followers within hours.

Her first tweet read, "We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign."

White House administrators noted that the account would be managed by campaign staff with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed as "-mo."

Michelle then came on to tweet, "Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo."

Her husband Barack Obama was hot on her heels, doing a shout-out to Twitter's newest recruit.

"It’s not every day we get to welcome the First Lady of the United States to Twitter - happy to have you, @MichelleObama!" a tweet from his account read.

Michelle is some way off her spouse's 11,863,993 Twitter followers at the moment: but at this rate, she won't take long to catch up.

The Twittersphere reacted eagerly to the news, with people rushing to re-tweet news of Michelle's arrival on the social media forum.

The move to join Twitter is seen to demonstate a major commitment by the First Lady to playing a pivotal role in the forthcoming 2012 presidential race.

Click here to read about the top 10 world figures on social media.

Related

Maggie.jpg

Twitter mix-up over Maggie

funnytwitteraccounts.jpg

Top ten funniest fictional twitter accounts

rexfeatures_1385887f.jpg

Twitter study reveals mood swings

Comments

More

No more jokes: If Trump wins the election, I may revoke my citizenship

Stylist's publishing manager on the "sexist, racist" presidential nominee by Jamie Klingler

10 Feb 2016

#IAmTheDoctorWho: junior doctors unite on social media during strike

Movement aims to show how they help NHS patients by Sarah Biddlecombe

10 Feb 2016

Student gymnast’s stunning hip hop routine goes viral

"I wanted to end my senior year with a bang." by Harriet Hall

10 Feb 2016

“You shouldn’t have to censor yourself”: Lily James on nude photo hack

James’ boyfriend was a victim of the 2014 scandal by Harriet Hall

10 Feb 2016

Joan Bakewell: “Women should not complain about sexism"

"Women should just quietly change things.” by Harriet Hall

09 Feb 2016

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds make red carpet debut as parents

But Baby James stayed at home by Charlotte Duck

09 Feb 2016

J.K. Rowling offers touching advice to a fan suffering depression

The author shines her Patronus on her fans by Sejal Kapadia Pocha

09 Feb 2016

The best celebrity Instagrams from the weekend

Beyonce performs at the Super Bowl and Cara Delevingne becomes art by Harriet Hall

08 Feb 2016

Rose Byrne reveals sweet name for her baby boy

She's followed in Madonna's footsteps by Sarah Biddlecombe

08 Feb 2016

The motherhood challenge: just another attempt to divide women

We're at each others necks! Again! by Anna Whitehouse

05 Feb 2016