First Lady sends First Tweet

Michelle Obama's appearance on Twitter attracting quite a following

First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Twitter community this morning and the community in turn is embracing her at a breakneck clip: about 350 followers per minute, by my watch; 76,573 total.

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As explained on her Twitter page, the First Lady's account will be managed by the Obama campaign staff, with those tweets that she actually sends personally carrying the telltale sign-off: "-mo."

This first of these reads: "Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo."

That follower count has risen to 81,510.

My only question: What took her so long?

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