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Michelle Obama joins Twitter

The First Tweeters. Photo from http://inhabitat.com.

The First Tweeters. Photo from http://inhabitat.com.

First Lady Michelle Obama has just joined Twitter.

“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,” the account posted at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. That message was followed by: “This account will be managed by campaign staff, with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed “-mo.”

The account is following just a handful of others, including President Barack Obama’s which, like his wife’s is run by staff and signed “B.O.” when it is a tweet coming directly from him.

By Thursday night, Michelle Obama’s account had attracted nearly 200,000 followers. The President’s account has nearly 12 million. (How long before she catches him?)

About noon on Thursday, Mrs. Obama penned her first tweet: “Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo.”

Later on she tweeted a link to a site detailing Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. “Here’s something dear to my heart: the MLK Day of Service. Will you join me to serve your community on Monday? http://OFA.BO/NTYQkR -mo”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

47 comments Add your comment

jt

January 12th, 2012
10:49 am

“enter racism”….just watch

BD

January 12th, 2012
10:54 am

Keep your negative, racist opinions to yourselves folks. MO & BO & their supporters are a million times stronger than all of your hate.

Ms.Simon

January 12th, 2012
11:23 am

This is news because???

shay

January 12th, 2012
11:29 am

Love these two!

Lynne

January 12th, 2012
11:31 am

I hope Jennifer will monitor these comments closely.

Jennifer Brett

January 12th, 2012
11:33 am

I will Lynne.

Jennifer

StoneMtn

January 12th, 2012
11:52 am

just before noon and the account is up to 70,000 followers!

She-She

January 12th, 2012
11:52 am

Love The Obama’s!

Brenda G.

January 12th, 2012
12:03 pm

That’s what I am saying they are the Greatest!!!! you got to love them.
To our next President and First Lady, we Love you~

Kat

January 12th, 2012
12:28 pm

I don’t follow either of them, but would have presumed her to have already been on Twitter. Apparently, I don’t keep up.

moi

January 12th, 2012
12:33 pm

The First Lady, who clearly does not want to be First Lady opening some online account is news why? Find something important and get back to me.

Lynne

January 12th, 2012
12:35 pm

Thanks Jennifer!

2012

January 12th, 2012
12:47 pm

okay, i will bite. @moi- why do you feel she does not wish to be Flotus? (like i care, but i’m listening/reading…)

MA

January 12th, 2012
12:50 pm

The celebrity obsessed society that we live in continues to amaze me. We don’t really have a President. We just have a famous man and his family living in the White House. The entire dynamic of our political system has changed. It truly is a popularity contest now and has nothing to do with the issues of the day. People saying that they love the President and his wife? Nothing that I have learned in life has ever taught me that you can love a person you do not know. It’s shocking really. You want a Twitter account? Fine. I really don’t care. I have one too. It’s fun and I hope she has fun with it. But the people who worship her, are scary.

Sue

January 12th, 2012
1:21 pm

No, its not where you access your EBT card.

Kitty

January 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

Who cares if she has a tweeter account. I have one, too. So do alot of other people. Does this some how make her more special? She is no different than anyone else in this world.

Kitty

January 12th, 2012
1:47 pm

JT & BD, you guys have already started the “racism”….

jarvis

January 12th, 2012
1:56 pm

I’m sure everything she says will riveting….
Not so much crapping on her anymore than the nothing any other First Lady has ever had to say.

bob

January 12th, 2012
2:16 pm

Oh come on!! Really??!!

And also I find it funny that people (jt and Bd) automatically assume there will be racisim. You two probably yell out “racists” at any chance you get.

Twitch

January 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

The Obama’s – Gotta love ‘em. What a power couple!!!

Gary

January 12th, 2012
2:23 pm

Let the White House propaganda begin….sure, she is “proud” of her country. riiiiiight.

Hmmm

January 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

The cynical comments that have already begun are sad. If she wants to tweet, she can; why the nastiness? Everyone, please see “White People, Black President” at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/black-womens-health-and-happiness.

BD

January 12th, 2012
3:01 pm

BD here. No I don’t “yell out racist every time”. I just know that folks like you are huffing & puffing ready to attack the First Family at every opportunity you have so I just wanted you to know that our support for the Obama’s are stronger than your hate.

seemore's mom

January 12th, 2012
3:12 pm

Hurray, let’s hope she thinks before she tweets. Now she can announce to everyone that she is not a BXtch. who really cares. When I get on twitter should i let you know?

Kathy

January 12th, 2012
4:11 pm

Hmmm -

Wow, sensitive are we? Your link is no more than a desperate attempt to fuel the old tired ineffective race card. It takes a leftist imagination to stretch far enough to fabricate any racism in your silly website’s quotes. btw….there are plenty of Blacks that are not enamored with the President. Get a life.

Lynne

January 12th, 2012
4:15 pm

SMH
Jennifer, I think they’ve held it in as much as possible and are close to exploding – and I know you’re tired of deleting the outright offensive – just shut it down while its still half-way decent. ..just a suggestion.

Kitty

January 12th, 2012
4:19 pm

Stirring the pot Lynne?

bob

January 12th, 2012
4:24 pm

@BD

“folks like you are huffing & puffing ready to attack the First Family at every opportunity”

What did I say that was so “huffing & puffing”?? Absolutely notthing…all I said was that you’re type cries wolf.

Silverchief

January 12th, 2012
4:34 pm

Who the hell cares……don’t like either one, will do happy dance when the U HAUL leaves the WH.

Jane

January 12th, 2012
5:36 pm

The defenders of the obamas are veeery defensive.

Ray

January 12th, 2012
5:37 pm

I don’t know why this upsets some people so much. Twitter is available to anyone who wants to use it. If you don’t like the first lady or the Obama’s, don’t follow them. I wasn’t a Dubya fan either– but if Laura Bush had joined Twitter– I wouldn’t have care in the least. BTW– I DID the happy dance when the Bush’s U-Haul left the WH!!!

Shirley

January 12th, 2012
6:18 pm

Ray,

The Nation will breath a sigh of relief when the Grifters are evicted 1/13. Then the Nation can began to recover Her health.

steve

January 12th, 2012
6:53 pm

spin the fact she isn’t angry because she was/is?

George

January 12th, 2012
7:08 pm

Say anything against the Obama’s and you are automatically a racist…what a crock. None of you who worship the Chosen One seem to have a problem with the additional 6 trillion in debt he has brought us in just 3 years. As for Michelle, or Barack’s, twitter account….I could care less.

melanie

January 12th, 2012
7:17 pm

First of all who gives a rat a– and second what does she have to say that is so important? And for BD & BrendaG ya’ll are sad, pathetic people. It is not that we hate them but we do not like what they have done to this country & what they continue to do. How can you agree with anything Obama has done & her especially? How can you agree to her going on million dollar trips all the time, buying lavish clothes while the average Joe Brown is hurting? Don’t you think that if she cared one iota for any one except herself she would not travel as much & give back to hurting communities & help her husband get this economy going?

Ron Burgundy

January 12th, 2012
8:16 pm

Now I can follow her vacation trips!

dontcare

January 12th, 2012
8:41 pm

Who gives a hoot

A Elaine Dorsey

January 12th, 2012
9:35 pm

What happen to Love your neighbors as yourself? Remember that those of you that hate someone else, well, you hate yourself. Be a better person, so, that you can learn to Love others. Our First Lady is indeed a First Class Lady. Mrs. Obama, we salute you for being the wonderful person that you are…today.

Free Still for Now.

January 12th, 2012
9:59 pm

What is wrong with you folks?! You “love” the president that has ruined America for what is/was. I must say all of you people (white, black, mexican, or any color/race) that “love” the Obamas are completely and totally ignorant. Simple as that. Had you done your research before voting him into office we would all be WAY better off! Get with the program!! Look at what is happening to our country because of your “lovely” President. Completely amazing that after 4 years of this that ANYONE could safely say the respect/love the Obummers. CRAZY!

mo

January 12th, 2012
11:57 pm

I am NOT an ANGRY black woman! #mo

ShesBeautiful

January 13th, 2012
12:53 am

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ShesBeautiful

January 13th, 2012
12:58 am

Shoutout to Bush for f/king this country up! Y’all got misguided info about obama if you think he ruined the country! Go read a book or something..jeez! If you don’t like the obamas why comment on this post?! Find something better to do

Auntie Social

January 13th, 2012
1:21 am

You people who think OBAMA hasn’t ruined this country are frickin ignorant to the nines. I bet every one of you are BLACK, and you don’t care what happens as long as there is a black in the White House, What has he done for you? What has he done besides take vacations and have parties at taxpayers’ expense? He is a true POS and the WORST President this country has EVER HAD. At least Bush had the balls to stand up for America. Obama and his bowlegged, fugly wife are an embarrassment to this country and they couldn’t care less what the American people need or want. EVERY President inherits problems from the Administraton before him. Obama, knew full well what he was stepping into, and he knew he couldn’t handle the problems. He didn’t care, all he saw was power and the opportunity to bring the USA to its knees. He talked the talk, but, he hasn’t walked the walk. He is arrogant, inexperienced, and a Marxist. The truth be known, he is probably Muslim at heart, He has to be REMOVED from power ASAP, or in 4 more years, this country will be broken and under communistic rule. All of you idiotic, imbesciles need to stay home from the polls, if you can’t see the truth and make intelligent decisions which aren’t based on race.

resno2

January 13th, 2012
12:41 pm

Squirrel !!!

Free Still for Now.

January 13th, 2012
4:44 pm

@Auntie Social – Well Said!!

SB

January 13th, 2012
4:53 pm

Hey, Auntie Social, go take your meds! I am sure they are giving out free medicaid prescirption cards to viewers over at Fox News.

geez, I love misguided indivuals who don’t read or care to be misinformed.

Real American

January 13th, 2012
6:57 pm

Some truly ignorant racist nuts spouting complete gibberish – but what can you expect from low-information, demonic Fox acolytes?

FLOTUS reached 100,000 followers in the first couple of hours and its well over 500k now. She continues to inspire and be a role model for so many and nothing you pathetic satanic nuts can say will change that.