Michelle Obama Opens New Twitter Account As SheTurns 49

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
— mo.
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.



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