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US First Lady joins Twitter

US First Lady Michelle Obama has signed on to micro-blogging site Twitter and within a few hours gained over 100,000 followers.

gadgets Updated: Jan 13, 2012 09:11 IST

US First Lady Michelle Obama has signed on to micro-blogging site Twitter and within a few hours gained over 100,000 followers.

"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," @michelleobama said in the first tweet.

The second tweet clarified that the account would be managed by the Obama Campaign, indicating that this would be used as a tool in the reelection campaign of US President Barack Obama.

A few hours later, the First Lady herself twitted for the first time.

"Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. mo," she said in a tweet authenticated by her initials 'mo'.

At the end of the day Michelle made her second tweet.

"Here's something dear to my heart: the MLK Day of Service. Will you join me to serve your community on Monday? http://OFA.BO/NTYQkR-mo," it said.

The First Lady is following only five accounts so far one that being of Obama's, campaign manager Jim Messina and the official White House Twitter account.

Of course, she is following the official twitter account of her husband, which is also managed by the campaign staff.

The twitter account of Barack Obama -- @BarackObama – has more than 11 million followers and he follows more than 683,000 tweet accounts. The president occasionally tweets personally, designated by his initials 'bo'.