Michelle Obama makes her Twitter debut

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  • The First Lady has finally joined the micro-blogging site

    Michelle Obama has finally joined Twitter.

    The First Lady opened her own account on the micro-blogging site yesterday and within hours had gained over 70,000 followers.

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    Her first tweet read: ‘Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here.’

    Michelle’s new account is mainly going to be used as a tool in President Obama’s re-election campaign and the majority of posts will be made by their staff.

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    After Michelle’s initial tweet, an aide wrote: ‘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.’

    This was followed by: ‘This account will be managed by campaign staff, with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed “-mo.”‘

    Her husband, or at least someone writing on behalf of her husband, was quick to welcome Michelle to Twitter.

    The President wrote: ‘It’s not every day we get to welcome the First Lady of the United States to Twitter – happy to have you, @MichelleObama!’

    Michelle, just in case you fancy giving us a follow, we’re @marieclaireuk!

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