Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account

The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for First Lady of the United States, and it will be administered by the first lady’s staff


Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account (© Reuters)

Washington: Michelle Obama’s office said it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49.

The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for First Lady of the United States, and it will be administered by the first lady’s staff.

Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials — mo. As of midday today, the account had just over 16,000 followers. That compares to 2.64 million for @MichelleObama, which opened in January 2012 and was run by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign team.

Tweets from the @MichelleObama account have been infrequent since her husband won the election on November 6.

The first utterance today from @FLOTUS urged followers to wish Mrs Obama a happy birthday.

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