First Lady Michelle Obama Starts Twitter Account; Twitterscape Approves (Mostly)

By: Drew Bowling - January 12, 2012

The White House got a little more hip today:

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.(image) 7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

You got it – First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the Twitterscape. A couple of subsequent posts gave some details as to what people can expect to see from her account:

This account will be managed by campaign staff, with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed “-mo.”(image) 6 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo(image) 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Shortly after the account went live, according to Mashable, the terms “First Lady” and “Welcome to Twitter” became trending topics as the Twitterscape received Ms. Obama. In fact, she even got a special welcome from a familiar face:

It’s not every day we get to welcome the First Lady of the United States to Twitter—happy to have you, @MichelleObama!(image) 5 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

It’s kinda cute, really, like watching two high school sweethearts exchange knowing looks of affection from across the classroom. People other than her husband also greeted her arrival today. Lots of notable Twitterers chimed in as people expressed felicitations while others, because this is the Internet, just had to be sour mouths about the whole thing:

Let’s all welcome our First Lady @MichelleObama to Twitter.(image) 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Michelle obama got 100,000 followes with in hours after she launched her twitter(image) 12 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

.@MichelleObama has been on Twitter for 6 hours. She has 119,976 followers, 222 more than @GovernorPerry(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Welcome to Twitter, @michelleobama. I admire you as a lawyer, a healthy snacks advocate & a woman. You truly are America’s First Lady.(image) 3 hours ago via Tweetbot for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Hey @MichelleObama! I’m dgoing jumpig javcks inn yoiur hhonor rigjt noqw!(image) 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Welcome to Twitter, @MichelleObama! Let me give you some advice. On Twitter, you only get 140 characters to write your message, try not to m(image) 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Usually following @MichelleObama will get you shot. Not here! Yay Twitter! Let’s all do it. She is pretty spectacular.(image) 10 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Hello Everyone!!! Let’s welcome @michelleobama to twitter !!!(image) 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

If @MichelleObama doesn’t follow us soon, we’re going to feed a whole chocolate cake to a kid that needs to lose weight.(image) 29 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Hey @michelleobama, Be honest, how long does it typically take you to submit Barry with a full nelson? Under 15 seconds?(image) 23 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I’m so excited @MichelleObama‘s on Twitter! Can’t wait for her tweets telling us to eat more veggies and stop being such fatasses!(image) 34 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Michelle Obama is on Twitter!! I could follow her….or I could shoot myself(image) 14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

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Drew BowlingDrew Bowling is a staff writer for WebProNews. He never met an all-you-can-eat buffet he didn't like. Twitter: @bentfortherent Google: +Drew Bowling

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  • Joe Nuzzolo

    Looks like she’s close to 200k followers already.