Michelle Obama’s office said Thursday 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
Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials
As of midday Thursday, 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
The first utterance Thursday from @FLOTUS urged
followers to wish Mrs Obama a happy birthday.