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Michelle Obama joins Twitter; thousands follow

January 12, 2012 12:09:38 AM PST
Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Thursday morning, and within a few hours, she had more than 88,000 followers.

The account is managed by President Barack Obama's re-election team, but Tweets from the first lady herself will be signed "mo."

Her very first Tweet read, "Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo."

The account already has more than 100,000 followers.

The president also has a Twitter account managed by his campaign.